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Feb
05

Tu B’Shvat Tree Planting

Date:
Feb 05

Time:
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Venue:
Wade Walker Park
5605 Rockbridge Rd SW
Stone Mountain, GA 30088
United States

Join us as we plant 73 trees in Wade Walker Park, help sustain our urban forest and celebrate Tu B'Shvat, the Jewish "New Year of Trees". Trees Atlanta has supported annual plantings for Tu B’Shvat for more than two decades. Tu B’Shvat (literally, the 15th day of the lunar month of Shvat) encourages us to connect culture and faith to the land, and to build an awareness of our roles in preventing land degradation.

These trees will provide cleaner air, cool shade, and all around improved habitat for humans and wildlife living in our community. Planting tasks include digging holes with shovels/mattocks, untangling roots with your hands, mulching, watering, and cleaning up your area. Physical activity such as bending, lifting, and kneeling is required. Tree planting can be physically strenuous - be ready to break a sweat and get dirty!

What to wear and bring with you

  • Gloves: Bring your own work gloves.
  • Recommended clothing: Long pants are recommended as you may be kneeling on the ground. All volunteers need closed-toed shoes or boots, clothes that can get dirty.
  • Tools: Trees Atlanta provides necessary tools, but if you'd like to bring your own, any of the following tools would be helpful: shovels, hand trucks, mattocks, and hand cultivators.
  • Drinking water: We strongly recommend you bring drinking water in reusable containers. No one-time-use plastic bottles, please.
  • Allergy medication: If you've experienced life-threatening allergic reactions to insects, please come prepared with your own emergency medicine, such as an auto-injector or oral medication. Please notify the coordinator of your need for medication in the case of an allergic attack.
  • You may also want: Sunscreen and bug spray as needed, snacks as needed (Trees Atlanta will not provide any of these items).

Liability Release

All volunteers will sign a waiver upon arrival at the project. You can preview our liability and photo release waiver here. There is no need to print a waiver ahead of time unless you are 16 or 17 and attending without a parent/guardian.

Age requirements

All ages are welcome at this project. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Volunteers who are 16+ are allowed to attend without a parent/legal guardian present if they bring a signed waiver with them to the project.

Need Court-Ordered Community Service Credit?

If you are interested in receiving court-ordered community service hours you must first fill out Trees Atlanta's Community Service Request Form on our website. We will approve or deny your application based on the nature of your offense. You are not eligible to receive court-ordered community service hours until you are approved.

Weather

Projects happen rain or shine, so please check the weather beforehand and come prepared. We will cancel projects if inclement weather such as lightning occurs and is forecasted to persist for the duration of the project. Because weather is sometimes unpredictable, the decision to cancel is typically made at the project start time. We will contact you via email if we choose to cancel in advance.

Restrooms:

There are restrooms available on site.

Photo example of proper clothing:

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Parking Safety

Do not leave valuables in your car when attending projects. When parking along streets in neighborhoods, please do not block driveways and observe street laws such as 'No Parking' signs, fire hydrants, emergency lanes, etc.