Atlanta Beltline Tour Group

Atlanta Beltline Tour Group

February 8th, 2020

This Week's Tour...
...met at new, winter months' time 10:00AM Saturday on the Beltline Eastside Trail near Parish. We walked for 1 1/2 hours, covering 1 mile of the Beltline, ending at Ponce City Market.

"The Tourists"...
...shouting out to this week's tour group, the 6 hearty souls that joined me in the wintery mix to tour the arboretum. YOWZA!

Thanks for a great tour!

Map of the week...
At the intersection of the Beltline Eastside Trail and Freedom Parkway, we talked about the land cleared of 100's of houses along the proposed route. Some of that land became Freedom Parkway (north to Ponce and east to Moreland), while other land past the Parkway became the greenspaces we know and love today; John Howell Park, Sidney Marcus Park, and Freedom Park.


Tree of the week...
...singling out one of the hundreds of specimens from the dozens of collections along the arboretum.

February's tour continued on the theme of "marcescence", the process by which tree leaves die, but stay on the branch until spring. Beech is still my much so I drew it!

Fagus grandifolia
American Beech

"Stump" of the week...

...featuring a question raised during the tour that Jeff couldn't answer.

Q: How much longer are we going to keep walking in the snow?

A: EASY! About 10 minutes less than we normally take for the tour. Thanks for joining me and I hope you stayed warm and dry for the rest of the day!

"Raw" Beltline Trail in Piedmont Park, 
looking north, just north of Park Drive

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