A Poem Lovely as a Tree
Druid Hills residents in Division 2 welcomed 36 young trees on a sunny Saturday morning, November 22. The planting was coordinated by Anne Wallace and led by Susan Pierce-Cunningham of Trees Atlanta, which provided trees, volunteers, and coffee as part of its NeighborWoods program. Experienced planters showed first-timers how to “free” the roots from the compacted soil in the container and how to gauge the depth of the hole needed by using a shovel handle to measure the root ball. On Friday, trees were delivered to each homeowner who placed an order and Arborguard brought buckets of mulch to finish off each planting. Each tree cost $60 with residents paying $30 and the Druid Hills Civic Association contributing $30. The deal was available only to DHCA members and many signed up! Thank you to all who participated. The DHCA plans to continue the program in 2015.