Enjoy a Day with the Trees
Elachee Nature Science Center to host its annual fall tree sale in conjunction with north Georgia author Mark Warren’s book signing of the first volume in his nature series.
October 4, 2017 (Gainesville, Ga.) – Elachee Nature Science Center welcomes the public to its annual Tree Day for a tree sale and the chance to meet Mark Warren, north Georgia author and environmental and nature-survival training educator. Tree Day takes place 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, October 21, 2017, in the parking lot of the Elachee Visitors Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville, Ga. 30504. Tree Day is made possibly thanks to sponsor Fockele Garden Company.
As the northeast Georgia region starts to replant landscapes damaged by Irma winds or for those anxiously awaiting cooler temperatures to purchase plants for their home turf, Elachee is pleased to offer at its 2017 Tree Sale a fabulous selection of deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs hardy up to Zone 5. Tree seekers will be delighted to see offerings of hard to find and favorite species ideal for pollinators and wildlife.
“As we continue to develop for residential and commercial growth, more land is being cleared of the native plants. By purposely using native plants in a home garden, you can help to preserve the native plants in your area,” comments Robbie McCormac, Master Gardener, Master Naturalist and co-chair for the 2017 Tree Sale. “Think of it as your little way of actively preserving plants, and the animals that depend on those plants, from becoming endangered.”
Mark Warren enthusiasts, take note! Warren will be on site for a book signing of the first volume in his new nature series, Secrets of the Forest. Mix and mingle with Warren, plus receive a discount when you purchase his book. He will also conduct a complementary program on trees that begins at 11 a.m.
Entry to the 2017 Tree Sale and to visit with Mark Warren is free to the public. However, if you want more trees, Elachee is prepared to deliver!
Elachee Naturalists will be conducting guided tree identification hikes from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This program fee is $5 per adult and $3 for children ages 2 to 12 years, with Elachee Members free. These hikes will explore the unique eco-diversity of the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve, one of Georgia’s largest protected greenspaces. This fee also includes admission to Elachee’s natural history and live animal exhibits.
Call 770-535-1976 or visit elachee.org/tree-day for more details.
Media Contact: Kim Marks, Elachee Development & Communications Director
About Elachee Nature Science Center
Elachee Nature Science Center, nestled in one of Georgia’s largest protected greenspaces, the 1,440-acre Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve, is a private, independently operated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. For nearly 40 years, this premier SACS/AdvancEd-accredited north Georgia nature center has been instrumental in building environmental literacy for Georgians. Elachee serves tens of thousands of visitors annually through STEAM-based environmental education classes and quality nature education field trip experiences for PreK-12 school age children, interactive natural history and live animal exhibits, 12 miles of pristine hiking trails, Camp Elachee and special nature education programs for the public. The campus is also home to Elachee Nature Academy offering a nature-based State-licensed and SACS-accredited Preschool and Kindergarten-1st Grade. As conservator in perpetuity for the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve, Elachee collaborates with its devoted community partners and volunteer corps to build, maintain and ensure a sustainable legacy for future generations to enjoy. Elachee’s conservation stewardship work restores and protects the health of this regional treasure – its forest, streams and habitats – deploying natural design principles to provide clean water and biodiversity. This work also provides ongoing maintenance of the Nature Preserve’s trail system enjoyed by over 35,000 hikers each year. Elachee relies on earned income and tax-deductible donations, corporate sponsorships, planned gifts, grants and the annual Flights of Fancy Benefit and Auction to fund operations. Visit www.Elachee.org.