We invite you to shut down your computers and get your hands dirty for AIGA Atlanta's Volunteer Days with Trees Atlanta.
AIGA Atlanta is partnering with Trees Atlanta's Neighborwoods program to help preserve our natural forests, one neighborhood at a time. Please join us in planting 150 native species in Chastain Park to raise awareness about the benefits of trees and replenish and sustain the tree canopy in Atlanta.
The Neighborwoods program by Trees Atlanta have many positive effects on our environment:
Cooling urban areas
Shade provided by trees has a direct cooling effect on the air temperature for pedestrians and residents.
Improving air quality
High temperatures escalate the production of smog and other pollutants. Trees help reduce the air temperature through shade and carbon monoxide absorption. They also intercept airborne particulates and absorb gaseous pollutants.
By producing shade in warm climates, trees help intercept radiant heat reducing air conditioning bills dramatically. In cold climates, trees can block the wind and reduce heat dissipation and your heating bill.
A row of trees and shrubs can cut the ambient noise level approximately in half.
About Trees Atlanta
Founded in 1985 by Central Atlanta Progress, the Atlanta Commissioner of Parks, and the Atlanta Junior League, the primary goals of Trees Atlanta have been to replace trees lost to development, conserve existing trees, protect green space areas, and educate the community's residents and workers regarding the many benefits of trees. These actions have resulted in Trees Atlanta becoming one of the most widely known non-profits throughout metro-Atlanta and a highly regarded community steward of our urban environment. To learn more, please visit treesatlanta.org