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Urban Forest: Diamond in the Rough
Kathryn Kolb, Master naturalist with Eco-A, and Lisa Kruse, botanist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, will lead a walk through one of Atlanta’s iconic urban forests.
Kolb and Kruse will explain how forests vary in their health, quality, and value to the larger ecosystem. They will look at the structure of an urban forest, from understory to canopy, explaining the concept of ‘old growth’ and “secondary growth,” explaining how to recognize forest health and quality, as well as forest threats.
Unlike most other major cities, Atlanta retains remnants of the original forest of our region, even close to the downtown corridor. See how Atlanta’s unique history gave our city an exceptional urban forest, how these forests support life, and how we can protect and restore these urban treasures.
Accessibility: This walk will take place on natural, unpaved trails that includes steep slopes. It is not recommended for individuals in wheelchairs or with mobility challenges. The walk is rated moderate, about 1.5 miles.
Questions? Contact Teri Nye at firstname.lastname@example.org.