TREES ATLANTA PARTNERSHIP
D O N A T E A T R E E
The Buildings & Grounds Committee (B&G) and your vestry are excited to announce a new partnership with Trees Atlanta to plant up to 40 trees on our campus. These native trees–Eastern red cedar, American holly, beech, linden, tupelo, and magnolia–will greatly improve the habitat that our parish property provides for birds and native animals while also providing an under-story along the Ponce bank, a sound barrier against traffic noise, and an expanded and diversified canopy. In no small part, this partnership is driven by a desire to honor the memory of Tom Hairston, whose leadership of B&G was a driving force in upgrading and beautifying our church building and grounds these past few years.
Trees Atlanta will donate one tree for every tree donated by Epiphany. Cost for each tree is $225, which also covers the cost of Trees Atlanta maintaining the trees for 18 months. We need to secure twenty (20) donations and Trees Atlanta will match us for each tree donated. Extra trees donated will bring extra trees to our campus, so feel free to donate more than one tree! And if the cost of a whole tree is too much, consider donating one-half of a tree ($112.50) or one-third of a tree ($75). Or, if you would like to give another amount, those donations would be welcome, too. Parishioners are invited to donate in memory of Tom Hairston, or in honor or memory of a loved one.
Select "Trees Atlanta Donation" from the drop down menu.
In the memo field, list "In Honor or Memory" and the your loved one's name.
The trees will be planted at a volunteer day on Saturday, March 20. Trees Atlanta staff and volunteers will be on hand to direct us, so no experience is required. A sign-up will be coordinated by Trees Atlanta so look for that soon.
We are very grateful to Trees Atlanta for their expertise, generous donations, and willingness to work with us. They have spent hours on site mapping our existing trees and planning a layout that will serve our needs and provide the best opportunity for the trees to grow tall and strong. We could not do this without them. And we cannot do this without you, either, so please donate today and put Saturday, March 20 on your calendar for a morning of socially distanced service.