What’s Up With the Weeds on the Eastside Trail?

weed choker

After volunteers planted over 109,000 native grass plugs earlier this year, it may appear that the weeds are winning the war along the Eastside Trail corridor. But careful attention to the signage Trees Atlanta has staggered along the way tells a different story. Apparently this is all part of the process of replacing a “damaged urban ecosystem” with low-maintenance (no mowing!) prairies and meadows that will leap to life in 2015.

Phase 1 - Sleeps

Phase 2 - Creeps

Phase 3 - LeapsDoctor Seuss couldn’t have said, or illustrated it, any better.

This native landscaping/natural wildlife habitat shares the landscape with the hundreds of trees already planted as part of the BeltLine Arboretum and provides food, protection, and homes for birds, butterflies, and bees.

 

About Burke Sisco

Burke Sisco is an Associate Broker of First United Realty with 20 years of experience in the Atlanta real estate market. He calls the surging infra-culture around the BeltLine both home and business territory and is the founder and managing editor of BeltLandia.com. He has helped a number of satisfied clients buy and sell property in BeltLandia. Those interested in living the BeltLandia Lifestyle can reach Burke at 404.421.9968 or by email at burke@burkesisco.com.

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