Living Sentinels Historic Trees

Buckhead Heritage launched a one year project to identify Living Sentinel Trees still in our neighborhoods from the Creek Indian Nation. When the Treaty of Indian Springs was signed on Jan 8, 1821, surveyors laid out land lots for a settlers lottery. In the process they marked about 1000 Buckhead trees by species on their first map. Using mapping technology to overlay the 1821 survey trees on today’s Buckhead, we believe we may be able to locate a few of these still growing trees, and want the communities help.

See John Beach’s presentation for the project launch from our Speaker Series talk on Jan 8, 2020 at St .Philip Cathedral below: