Downtown Tree Walk, Nov. 6th

The 30 participants in the Tree Walk

The 30 participants in the Tree Walk

A group 0f 30 joined Trees for Augusta Inc.’s 5th Tree Walk Thursday afternoon for a tour of the trees in Downtown Augusta’s Central Business District.

Sid Mullis, County Extension coordinator, UGA – Richmond County Extension Office, took them on a 2 block tour that included Ginkgos, Jefferson Elms, Live Oaks and a Bradford Pear.

Following tour a reception was held at the waterfall deck in Lafayette Plaza, under the huge Sycamore trees that dominate the deck.

Here are some photos of the tour that started down Jones Street behind Health Central… turned up 9th Street, down Broad Street to 11th and back along Jones St. to Lafayette Plaza.

Bryan Haltermann talking about the functions that Trees for Augusta perform

Bryan Haltermann talking about the functions that Trees for Augusta perform

Sid Mullis listens to Bryan Haltermann's introduction

Sid Mullis listens to Bryan Haltermann’s introduction

Sid points out the giant Sycamore trees in Lafayette Park.

Sid points out the giant Sycamore trees in Lafayette Park.

Sid points out the giant Sycamore trees in Lafayette Park.

Sid points out the giant Sycamore trees in Lafayette Park.

Sid starts his portion of the walk

Sid starts his portion of the walk

The group gets the introduction

The group gets the introduction

Sid Mullins

Sid Mullins

The reflecting ponds in Lafayette Plaza

The tour starts at the reflecting ponds in Lafayette Plaza

First stop was the Japanese Zelcova behind Health Central

First stop was the Japanese Zelcova behind Health Central

The walk continues down Jones Street

The walk continues down Jones Street

A Willow Oak behind the Parking Garage. He pointed out it was suffering from bugs

A Willow Oak behind the Parking Garage. He pointed out it was suffering from bugs

A Jefferson Elm Tree behind the new TEE Center Parking Garage

A Jefferson Elm Tree behind the new TEE Center Parking Garage

A Bradford Pear, one of the few left downtown. He said these trees usually self-destruct after 20 years.

A Bradford Pear, one of the few left downtown. He said these trees usually self-destruct after 20 years.

Another Jefferson Elm along Jones Street.

Another Jefferson Elm along Jones Street.

Gingko trees along 9th Street. This one was a male, which produces no fruit.

Gingko trees along 9th Street. This one was a male, which produces no fruit.

The fruit of a female Gingko tree along 9th.

The fruit of a female Gingko tree along 9th.

Gingko trees along 9th

Gingko trees along 9th

One of the many Chinese Elms along Broad Street.

One of the many Chinese Elms along Broad Street.

Some of the trees are Willow Oaks and some are Laurel Oaks.

Some of the trees are Willow Oaks and some are Laurel Oaks.

One of the Willow or Laurel Oaks set in the parking areas in the center of Broad Street.

One of the Willow or Laurel Oaks set in the parking areas in the center of Broad Street.

This is the giant Live Oak behind the Augusta Genealogical Society at Broad and 11th.

This is the giant Live Oak behind the Augusta Genealogical Society at Broad and 11th.

The Live Oak

The Live Oak

Sid talks about the giant Live Oaks

Sid talks about the giant Live Oak

Leaves of  the Chinese Pistache behind the Wells Fargo drive in at 1th and Jones.

Leaves of the Chinese Pistache behind the Wells Fargo drive in at 1th and Jones.

A Chinese Pistache behind the Wells Fargo drive in at 1th and Jones.

A Chinese Pistache behind the Wells Fargo drive in at 1th and Jones.

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One of the better looking Japanese Pagoda tree along 10th Street.

One of the better looking Japanese Pagoda tree along 10th Street.

Walking down 10th Street

Walking down 10th Street

The tour group returns

The tour group returns

The reception followed

The reception followed


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