The dogwoods are in bloom along Prince Avenue, and recently through a partnership with the Athens Community Tree Council, Athens-Clarke County, and The Urban Forestry Organization there were 23 new trees planted along the street. Since the 1940’s Prince Avenue has been known for its stunning dogwood lined streets, and keeping with the tradition, 13 new dogwoods were added during the planting. Larger species such as northern red oaks, goldenraintrees, and an American elm were also planted where appropriate.
The planting was sponsored by the Community Tree Council with Athens-Clarke County installing the trees. Funding came from New York based non-profit foundation, The Urban Forestry Organization, which has sponsored numerous CTC plantings along Prince Avenue, at Sandy Creek Park, and at Athens First UMC. The Urban Forestry Organization also helped remove a hazardous tree near a low income home in Athens, update the CTC website and brochure, and sponsored a guided tree climb at the Tree Fair.
These trees are in addition to the numerous “Landmark Trees” lining Prince Avenue, such as the ARMC Dogwood, the President’s Ginkgo, and the Heritage Foundation Catalpa, which are known for their size, longevity, and history. Be sure to look for these newly planted trees and watch as they grow into Landmark Trees someday!