Replanting Quality of Life
Rooted by Love of Our Community
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Who We Are
City of Newnan residents have long enjoyed the benefits of tree-lined streets and backyards. On March 26, 2021, an EF4 tornado removed a 526 acre swatch of mature canopy from our city. While residents were busy in recovery mode, a small grassroots group of citizens recognized the importance of beginning to plan the revitalization of reestablishing a tree canopy. Amidst the disaster, Plant Newnan was born and began building partnerships to create planting programs that would ensure quality species of trees were established in the tornado affected areas.
Making a Difference
Volunteering in our community is one of our longest-running initiatives, based on the premise that making a real difference is not only possible but vital. At Plant Newnan, volunteering is a source of great pride and has allowed us to plant over 1400 trees to date. Fall and winter planting events occur each year.
Planting Our Future
Plant Newnan is partnering with the Coweta County Stem program on Project Acorn. An experience-based learning project which incorporates students potting acorns that, once established, will be planted back out into the community. Each tree will be tracked and assigned to each specific student.
Plant Newnan is spearheading the creation of a 29 acre arboretum. The site is adjacent to Ruth Hill Elementary and will provide outdoor learning experiences for its students. As well as for residents to donate trees in honor or in memorial.