Atlanta Beltline Tour Group

Atlanta Beltline Tour Group

November 12, 2022, 9:00AM

 This Week's Tour...

...met at 9:00AM Saturday on the Beltline Eastside Trail near Parish (R.I.P...soon to reopen as "Painted Park"!). We walked for 1 1/2 hours, covering 1 mile of the Beltline, ending at Ponce City Market.

"The Tourists"...
"6 Atlantans and a guide walked on the Beltline one day..."

Thanks for a great tour!

Map of the week...
..Trees Atlanta champion tree map!

"Each year, Trees Atlanta publishes the list of Champion Trees in metro Atlanta. The compilation of the list is a labor of love lead by an amazing volunteer team. The list includes specimens located mainly inside I-285; all trees are nominated and identified by community members then reviewed by trained Champion Trees volunteers. 

"These trees represent some of the oldest, tallest, broadest, and most beautiful trees our city has to offer. These grand friends have witnessed the ever changing landscape of Atlanta and are part of our city’s iconic urban tree canopy."

Thanks, Trees Atlanta!

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

The loblolly pine is considered to be the "second most common species of tree in North America", but the Atlanta Champion specimen is by NO MEANS COMMON! Located just off the Beltline Eastside Trail on Ralph McGill in front of telephone factory lofts, this monster is 11.3 ft in circumference, 90.0 ft in height. Give that big boy a HUG!

Loblolly pine

"Stump" of the week...
...featuring a question raised during the tour that Jeff couldn't answer.

Q: When is the Atlanta Streetcar coming to the Beltline?

A: This is a great question! Mass transit has always been a part of the ABI plan...and its implementation is on ongoing process. Check out this link for more info!

Streetcar East Extension Project Update

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