Hug a Tree This Weekend

Written By OutdoorAfro

Published on Feb 25, 2012

I never considered myself a tree hugger before, but 150 year-old “Grandfather Beech” changed my mind!
This tree is a resident favorite at Atlanta’s Outdoor Activity Center, which houses the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance and Keeping it Wild two organizations that are doing tremendous good to connect Atlantans with nature and conservation right in their own backyard. While holding this tree, I felt the wisdom of its years and the calm of the surrounding forest. If you have never done so before, try hugging a tree this weekend — then tell us what it did for you!