Nancy sends in this announcement…
Mother Nature will reveal the newest colors in her fall collection during the second annual Avondale Tree Walk on Saturday, October 25th from 10:00 am- Noon. Sponsored by the Avondale Estates Garden Club as a conservation project, this year’s walk will include beautiful specimens chosen by the Tree Walk Committee to strut on the catwalk of Avondale Estates.
Local arborists who will lead the walk include Mark Livingston, Arborguard; Gretchen Musser, Elements of Landscape Design; Neil Norton, ISA Certified Arborist; Gary Peiffer, Dekalb Co. Extension Agent; Steve Sanchez, HGOR; and Joan Scales, U.S. Forestry Commission.
Tree Walk Guides will point out the enormous benefits trees add to the urban environment, such as:
- For every ton of new wood that grows, about 1.8 tons of carbon dioxide is removed from the air and 1 .3 tons of oxygen is produced;
- One recent study reported that urban trees could be about 10 times as effective as forest trees for lowering carbon dioxide in cities;
- Trees provide climate control & moderate the “heat island” effect of the urban setting;
- Trees protect soil and water quality.
To take part in this free event, meet in the parking lot of the Avondale Community Club at 59 Lakeshore Drive at 10:00 am. A new feature of this year’s walk will be the opportunity to ask a panel of experts about any concerns homeowners have with trees in their landscapes. The Avondale Estates Garden Club is a member club of The DeKalb County Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc., the Redbud District of GCG, and the National Garden Clubs, Inc.
Clear your calendar for 12-12:30p Monday.
Decatur Beer Fest tickets go out sale at noon and if prior years are any indication, you’re going to have to be very quick on the draw. Here’s a breakdown by year since 2007 based on DM reports over the years…
- 2013 – 25 minutes
- 2012 – 29 minutes
- 2011 – 1 hour
- 2010 – 7 hours
- 2009 – 12 days
- 2008 – 3 weeks (best guess)
- 2007 – 1 month
Check out the great designed skateboards up for auction at the Brick Store Pub right now! From the Skateraid website…
Skateboard Deck Art
SkaterAids annual deck art auction returns! See the art through the month of September at the Brick Store Pub in Decatur Square! You can bid for your favorite through our online auction starting Sept. 1. But note that the online portion of the auction will end on Saturday Sept. 27 at 5pm – the evening before SkaterAid. Bidding will resume at the SkaterAid event on Sept. 28. In order to maintain your status as high bidder, you must attend the event or send a trusted friend to bid for you!
The Decatur Beer festival announced this morning that they will be offering 300 $100 VIP tickets to the October 18th event.
A summary in the latest Decatur Focus – not yet online – states that VIPs will be let into the Festival an hour early at 11a, receive exclusive craft beers, have an “exclusive” entrance and receive complementary snacks. All this same info is shown throughout the graphic shown above.
Reminder: the non-exclusive $40 tickets go on sale next Monday at noon and will likely sell out in 15-20 minutes if prior years are any indication.