Festival of Native Trees: Tree Decorating Workshop

12/08/2018 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM ET


Blue Heron Nature Preserve
4055 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
United States of America


Join us this December for our second Festival of Native Trees! Make decorations for a tree at Blue Heron from natural objects, then enjoy a walk to view all the other decorated trees and vote on your favorite!


We are decorating the living trees lining the trails at the Preserve to showcase the value of our native trees!

We invite any member of our community to submit an entry to decorate a tree on our trail. Decorated trees will be showcased throughout December for our community to enjoy, and to vote on their favorite! The decorators of the winning tree will receive a prize package from Blue Heron (only 8 prize packages available for group entries.)

Ages 0-3: free

Ages 4-12: $5

Ages 13+: $10

Organizations: $25, up to 8 people

Entries should emphasize one or more of the ways that live trees are valuable to life in the city of Atlanta:

  1. The ecosystem services provided by trees
    • These include, but are not limited to: providing shade, capturing rainwater and reducing flooding, producing oxygen, preventing erosion.
  2. The benefits to other organisms provided by trees.
    • For example: food, shelter, and water for animals.
  3. How a tree has personally benefited an entrant (As a climbing tree, a place of shade for a nap or picnic, a spot to watch birds.)
    • For example, an entrant might focus on how a tree provides shade for their home or provides a home for native animals.