Fulton County Kicks Off Tree Partnership | Print |

On Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 8:30 a.m., Fulton County will kick off a partnership with Trees Atlanta, Hammonds House, Eco Addendum and West End Neighborhood Development that will increase Fulton County’s urban forest footprint by planting 662 new trees at the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s West End Library.

The new partnership will educate citizens about the importance of tree conservation in the community. At the kick-off event citizens will have the opportunity to learn about tree care and tree installation, and take part in tree planting demonstrations.

Fulton County District 6 Commissioner Nancy Boxill will join volunteers as they plant the new trees on the library grounds. Community members are welcome to come out to learn more about Trees Atlanta’s Neighborwoods Program, and their partnership with Fulton County.

“I am very proud of the partnerships and community groups that we are working with to plant and sustain tress in the Fulton County Community,” said Angela Parker, Director of The Fulton County Public Works Department. “It will be tremendously successful in reducing the atmospheric carbon in the community, and I’m thrilled that these trees will also add to the beauty of the community.”

Additional Facts:

  • When planted, each tree will provide $4 dollars in annual benefits
  • In 10 years that benefit is increased to $15 totaling $10,005.00. This is in 4kw/hrs of electricity for cooling and reducing atmospheric carbon by 8lbs.
  • If trees are cared for and grow to 6” in diameter each tree will reduce CO2 by 8lbs when planted, and in 10 years each tree will reduce CO2 by 102lbs; totaling 68,034lbs

For more information please contact Jennifer McLaurin at 404-612-8745 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .