Excellent Day of Service

We planted 50 trees Nov. 13 with the tremendous help of Trees Atlanta. More than 50 volunteers planted trees — coming from the local neighborhoods and as far away as Johns Creek and Morrow, Ga. Thank you to all volunteers.

We are thrilled that DeKalb County is supporting the effort to beautify the median on Hairston Road. This is a terrific investment in the beauty of the area. In addition, it cuts down on mowing costs and, according to Radarsigns, trees slow down driving speeds by 10-20 percent (see link below).

We especially thank Antioch A.M.E. Church which let us use the parking lot for a staging area and provided many volunteers. Here are some photos of our great event.

Countdown: Almost time to plant our trees

Lasting Benefits for our Community!

Saturday, Nov. 13, is the big day! We’re planting 50 trees on S. Hairston, on the stretch of road from Hairston Park to Martins Crossing.  Trees Atlanta is our partner, and they will lead our efforts.

We invite you to come and help dig!  There are also light-duty volunteer opportunities.  All volunteers are welcome!

Nov. 13, 9:00 a.m.

Meet at Antioch A.M.E. Church (parking available)

765 S. Hairston Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Many hands make light work.  Please join us.  Bring gloves and a mask.  We’ll have tools, but we encourage you to bring your own shovel and/or mattock.  Bring a water bottle. You can refill it (and get snacks!) at the church.

We’re planting Nuttall Oak, Shumard Oak, and Bald Cypress.  They are little now, but they will grow into beautiful, majestic trees, and will be a stunning site on S. Hairston. 

This is a great community service project. We’ll have fun playing in the dirt. We will make our community lovelier for generations to come. 

You can be part of this great project. Every time you drive down Hairston Road, you can say, “I helped plant those trees!”