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Orange + Yellow = Green

New Trees Going in at MWC

Only nature could make those color combinations turn into GREEN! The trees in the picture were marked for planting by Trees Atlanta staff and will become a beautiful grove at the edge of Little Nancy Creek. The Yellow dots are Black Willow trees which are often used to reinforce stream banks due to their incredibly fast growing roots. The orange dots are river birch that are also native trees found along river banks. The river brich trees can grow up to 50 feet tall and have a life-span in the wild between 80 and 140 years. These trees and about 80 others were all planted on Saturday, March 9th thanks to a grant from the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF). Along with the new trees in the park, as they mature, you may also see more bees and butterflies. These native plants attract native butterflies and support polinators much more than the invasive privet that was cleared from the site to allow them to be planted.

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