Our team of Paulownia warriors have removed well over 1000 young trees that seeded in to areas that were burned by wildfire a few years ago. Fire can sometimes be a vector for invasives to take hold. Thanks to everyone that joined in our efforts.
We were out watching your forests yesterday. Found a big old chestnut oak 🤗 but also found a mess left by a few folks that aren't into forest protection 😕. Please consider becoming a member and help support our efforts to preserve, protect, and restore our National Forests in Georgia.
Another day in the forest with friends. Come join us! Sign up to receive alerts for our free hikes. Learn more about our forests and meet some great forest companions. www.gafw.org
Thanks to the Wildflower Bunch @bigcanoecommunity for giving us the opportunity to share about our work. What kindness, generosity, and support we received. 😘
Five of us pulled close to 250 invasive Paulownia trees out of the Cohutta Wilderness today. Thanks @chattoconeenf folks for working with us on this issue!
There are still a few big ones scattered around the @chattoconeenf if you know where to look. Come to our Fall Retreat Oct 6 at @vogelstatepark to learn about the work we do to protect these forests. RSVP link in bio.
Our snorkel outing on the Conasauga got cancelled yesterday but a few of us went to check out the snorkel spot anyway....😱
Another old-growth, tree hugging, tree measuring, copperhead-spotting adventure in the Cooper Creek Scenic Area. Sign up on our website to receive outing alerts and join us next time. www.gafw.org
Thank you, thank you, thank you to @patagoniaatl for hosting a great film and giving us the chance to spread the word about our work. BUY PATAGONIA! You are helping local forest protectors when you do!
Join us tomorrow for the film presentation of takayna (pronounced Tarkine) w/ @atlantarunclub. Learn about Georgia's old growth forests & what @gaforestwatch does to help protect them. Free event & enjoy @bamboojuices samples, @sweetwaterbrew & @patagoniaprovisions cheese & bean dip nachos.
Coming to the big city to talk about old growth. Hope we'll see you there!
Thanks to all who joined us on the 🌲 ID walk in our magical national forests. Go to our website to sign up to receive outing alerts. They are filling up quickly the days!
I know it looks like we are just standing around, but this was after 4+ hours of a bushwhacking botanical survey (in the rain!) for a proposed re-route on the AT, north out of Hog Pen Gap. Thanks to Eric Graves of @ilovehikeinn and Jen of @nature_org for lending a hand. Nothing like collaboration to get a job done 👊💪👊 And actually we had fun doing it.
Tree ID walk with the State Champion Yellow Buckeye: We're doing a repeat of this hike on Friday. Phone or email our office to RSVP. Only a few spots are left! email@example.com or 706-867-0051
Another Georgia Mountain Treasures Area: Rich Mountain Wilderness Extension where a 37 inch diameter black gum grows a rocky slope. Black gum is a particularly slow growing species, but they reach the greatest known age of any hardwood in the eastern US, over 600 years.
Forestwatch interns instigate a mini privet pull at Invasives Workshop.
Yellow lady's slippers wait for bees. Though a target of poaching, like many other orchids, this species transplants very poorly. Plants often take over a decade to reach maturity.