The Atlanta Canopy Conference will inspire you to “Bring the Arboretum Home”. Hosted by Trees Atlanta, this conference will educate, inform, and motivate you to protect our urban canopy. Come learn how the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum is being used to demonstrate what can happen in large scale throughout the city.
The Atlanta BeltLine began as a grassroots movement over 10 years ago to transform abandoned railways into a transportation loop around the heart of our city. The visionary idea that the transit corridor could also become a 22-mile linear arboretum – freely accessible to the public – was introduced by Trees Atlanta.
While only a portion of planned trails are complete and transit has not yet started construction, there are over one million visitors enjoying the Atlanta BeltLine each year. Residents and visitors alike are finding better connectivity through our city on foot or by bike. They are also rediscovering lost connections to nature in the Arboretum and benefiting from the ecosystem services of the trees and native plantings. Through strong partnerships, the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum has become a vibrant and vital part of this world-renowned urban redevelopment program. Atlanta is positioned to become a leader of innovations in urban ecology and urban forest protection if we leverage our best ideas.
This conference will motivate professionals, community leaders, and residents to take the lessons learned from the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum and other arboreta to implement into their own projects – whether full scale developments or your own back yard.
Who should attend?
Arborists, Landscape Architects, City Planners, Community Leaders, Residents, Students, Master Gardeners and Garden Club members, Environmental Leaders and Educators, and anyone who appreciates the wonder and ecological value of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum and Atlanta’s urban forest.