Community project: plant installation for erosion control at Freedom Park in Atlanta, GA.

Our installation of native and mowable lovelies at Freedom Park, 2012.

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2010, Before

This eroded slope is located between the Freedom Park Trail and the Mary Lin spur, in Freedom Park, Atlanta GA.

 

The Plan

The Challenge

Often, in a large park, or other maintained, mowed, landscapes, moderate slopes of more than 30 degrees can represent a challenge.  Erosion may be caused by heavy unaddressed water flow resulting from development, mowing activities such as being scalped by mower blades that are set too low, or a site may suffer from inappropriate foot traffic, which amplifies the erosion process.

2011

Our Solution

Since 2009, Pandra Williams and Jeff Killingsworth have treated problem slopes with a combination of sustainable and biodegradable products, to retain moisture and further build healthy soils and soil structure.  Beech Hollow has a list of recommended native plants species that naturally occur on thin and eroded soils to install on problem slopes.

Native Plant Solutions

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Lee F.

"Offering native plants, pollinator support, and now an education program, Beech Hollow Farm is one of Georgia's hidden gems."