#HugaTreeLT Challenge

Accept the #HugaTreeLT Challenge and start exploring amazing local spaces!

Each month from April – December 2021, we’re featuring trees found on Land Trust properties. Accept the #HugaTreeLT Challenge and start exploring amazing local spaces while learning more about nature. Win a fun prize if you visit and share all 9 trees by December 31!

  1. Learn about the “tree of the month” by visiting this page. Click the species name to discover more about the featured tree and helpful hints on where to find it.

  2. Visit the featured Land Trust property each month and find the chosen tree. Look for the sign that says “HUG ME!” Find trail maps here.

  3. Take a photo or selfie hugging the tree. Get creative! Share to Instagram or Facebook tagging friends to the challenge, @landtrustnal and #HugaTreeLT

  4. If you post photos hugging all 9 trees using the tags above, you’ll win a #HugaTreeLT prize to make your tree hugger status official!

 

Tree of the Month

APRIL
Monte Sano Nature Preserve
Bluff Line Trail 

Location: (N 34.743905° W 86.542810°) Begin from Bankhead Trailhead. You’ll find the tree on Bluff Line Trail between Tollgate Trail and Old Railroad Bed Trail. Download trail map.

Species: Osage Orange


MAY
Rainbow Mountain Nature Preserve
Balance Rock Trail 

Location: (34°43’58” N, 86°43’41” W) Visit Balance Rock midway down it’s namesake trail and you’ll find this month’s featured tree alongside it! Once you’ve identified it, you’ll notice there are several other cedars around the area. Download trail map.

Species: Eastern Red Cedar


JUNE
Green Mountain Nature Preserve
Alum Hollow Trail 

Location: (N 34.588921°, W 86.511398°) You’ll find it on Alum Hollow Trail just passed the first bridge about halfway up the hill, on the right. Download trail map.

Species: Chestnut Oak


JULY
Chapman Mountain Nature Preserve


AUGUST
Harvest Square Nature Preserve


SEPTEMBER
Wade Mountain Nature Preserve


OCTOBER
Bethel Spring Nature Preserve


NOVEMBER
Blevins Gap Nature Preserve


DECEMBER
Bradford Creek Greenway