Marietta Tree Keepers seek volunteers to train in caring for trees

photo of Marietta City HallMarietta City Hall -- photo by Larry Felton Johnson

According to an announcement on the City of Marietta website, the Marietta Tree Keepers are seeking volunteers over the age of 18 to train in caring for adolescent trees.

The training will take place on December 11, 2021, at Elizabeth Porter Park, and will include instruction in doing root collar excavation (by hand), mulching, and structural pruning.

The limited group of volunteers will be designated Marietta Tree Keeper VIPs and will lead future volunteers in caring for adolescent trees.

The start time for the training will be 9:30 a.m.

Please call 770-424-4664 to pre-register as space is limited: Leave your name, phone number, and age. Tools and refreshments will be provided. You should dress for outdoor weather. A rain date of December 18, 2021, has been chosen.

Background

The news release for the event gives these further instructions, and tells a bit about the Marietta Tree Keepers:

Please join us as we do an instructional training for volunteers.  Adults over 18 must call to pre-register with name, phone number and age. Registration is limited.   Dress for the weather.  Tools and gloves included. Donuts, hot chocolate and hot coffee provided.  In case of bad weather please call 770-424-4664 for weather updates and rescheduled date. 

Members of the Marietta Tree Keepers have been promoting the value of trees to the community since it was founded in 2002.  MTK has over 100 members and has planted over 5,500 trees around the city.  The 501(C)3 non-profit organization works closely with the City of Marietta to plant trees along public right-of-ways, parks and schools. Those wishing to become a member or make a donation can learn more by visiting MTK’s website at www.mariettaga.gov/committees/treekeepers.  For more information, please call 770.424.4664 

About the City of Marietta

The City of Marietta is the county seat of Cobb County. The latest estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau puts the population of the city at 60,867 which makes it the largest city in Cobb County by population.

However, the city is in a neck-and-neck race with fast-growing Smyrna, whose population was 56,666 at the last estimate.

Here are a few fast facts from the Census Bureau

Marietta city, Georgia

2019 Population Estimates 60,867

Source: Vintage 2019 Population Estimates

Median Household Income $ 57,452

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Persons in poverty, percent 14.0 %

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Educational Attainment: Percent high school graduate or higher 87.7 %

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Persons without health insurance, percent 18.1 %

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Median Housing Value $ 287,600

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Total Housing Units 26,878

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Number of Firms 10,501

Source: 2012 Survey of Business Owners: Company Summary

Male Median Income $ 36,894

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Female Median Income $ 29,239

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Veterans 3,132

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Percent of households with a broadband Internet subscription 84.9 %

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

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