Oakland Cemetery was hit by a devastating tornado on the night of March 14, 2008. Monuments were shattered, centuries-old trees were toppled, and roads were completely blocked. The approximately 150 trees that were damaged or destroyed have been cut and roadways and paths have been cleared. However, much work remains to be done to beautify this Atlanta landmark.
OAKLAND CEMETERY IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS TO ASSIST WITH REPLANTING TREES IN NOVEMBER 2008.
Saturday, November 8, 2008 from 9 a.m. to Noon
Saturday, November 22, 2008 from 9 a.m. to Noon
Trees Atlanta has donated a huge number of trees to Oakland Cemetery to begin the process of replanting trees lost to the tornado. This volume of planting cannot be accomplished without assistance from our community.
Oakland Cemetery was founded in 1850 and is one of Atlanta's oldest and largest public garden spaces. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is an outdoor museum filled with outstanding Victorian sculpture and overflowing with history. In keeping with Victorian tradition, it is also a public garden and the Historic Oakland Foundation is working hard to restore and protect it for the enjoyment of all.
While our most pressing project at this time is the replanting of trees lost to the storm, Oakland Cemetery does have ongoing volunteer work days the SECOND SATURDAY of each month from nine to noon.
TO VOLUNTEER, PLEASE CONTACT:
Volunteer Coordinator of Volunteer Landscape/Hardscape Projects
For directions, hours and further information, visit OaklandCemetery.com.