Urban Canopy up close

Connecting with the urban forest is being made entertaining in novel ways. Whether it is strolling along a walkway in a botanical garden or zip-lining through the forest canopy people are getting close to nature. The Atlanta Botanical Garden is home to the Kendeda Canopy Walk, a 600-ft/ 180m long  12 ft/ 3m wide skywalk from a bluff into the branches of hardwoods (oaks, hickories and poplars) that allows the visitors to take in the aerial view of the urban forest ­from around 40 feet in the air through the treetops of the Storza Woods.



Inventive ways to attract people to the forest has been a successful undertaking in Ontario. An Eco-tourism success story with franchises located across Canada and the U.S.  Abraska Treetops combines engineering, design and trained Guides to make their aerial tree adventures safe, educational & entertaining. Bookings can be made for adults, children, clubs and groups of all types.  Whether Adult or child there are activities to suit beginner, intermediate or advanced; tree climbing, zip lining, tarzan nets, monkey lines, night climbing, nature trails and more.

Photo by Mike Pochwat