Festival Of Native Trees

December 2017

CElebrate Trees this December! 

Blue Heron Nature Preserve is hosting our inaugural Festival of Native Trees in December 2017. Visit the Preserve throughout the month to view beautifully decorated trees along our trails. The decorations celebrate the many ways trees are important to life in the city of Atlanta and are provided by friends of Blue Heron Nature Preserve. 

Vote for your favorite decorated Native tree

opening Celebration: December 21, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Visit the dazzling decorated trees on our trails, and vote for your favorite! All are welcome and participation in most activities is free. Activities during our opening celebration include:

  • Naturalist guided hike through our winter wonderland of trees.
  • Tree Decorating Workshop with hands-on craft making for all ages (Pre-Registration Only). 
  • Seasonal goodies like hot apple cider and ginger cookies 
  • Voting for our People's Choice Award 

Tree Decorating Workshop: Register Here

Register to participate in our Tree Decorating Workshop, held during our Opening Celebration and open to all ages. We will be creating natural ornaments including Orange Bird Feeders, Thankful Ornaments, and Woodland Garlands. Afterwards we will decorate the flowering dogwood tree in our Children's Garden.

The fee for the workshop is $10/adult, $5/children over 3. Children 3 and under are free. All proceeds from the workshop help us support our education programs, and continue to offer opportunities for the public to engage with and learn about nature at Blue Heron! 


Vote here for your favorite decorated tree

Each native tree has been specially decorated by groups and friends of Blue Heron Nature Preserve. We have trees decorated by artists, children, and family groups! Prizes will be awarded for the winners of the People's Favorite Award, and you can cast your vote here.