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Tree Trek Scavenger Hunt

May 31, 2019 @ 5:00 am - June 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

Test your tree knowledge during a tree-themed scavenger hunt throughout historic Oakland Cemetery!

The Oakland Cemetery Tree Trek scavenger hunt will take place Friday, May 31 through Wednesday, June 5. No reservations are required to participate. Simply purchase your $20 Tree Trek packet (one per team) at the Visitors Center and Museum Shop (open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends) and follow the cryptic cemetery clues to solve riddles.

The packet ($20) includes one self-guided tour map ($5 value) that can be used on return visits. All proceeds from the scavenger hunt benefit Historic Oakland Foundation’s gardens. Packets can be purchased May 31 – June 5. June 5 marks World Environment Day!

Teams who get all the riddles correct and submit their answer sheets will be entered into a drawing for select prizes. Winners will be selected on Thursday, June 6 to win the following prizes:

  • Two (2) tickets to 2019’s Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours ($60 value)
  • Four (4) tickets to the Tunes from the Tombs music festival on June 8
  • A Historic Oakland Foundation Membership (up to $75 value)

To be eligible to win, completed answer sheets must be returned to the Visitors Center by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5. Answers can also be emailed to Marcy Breffle at by 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5. Be sure to complete the contact form in your packet to ensure you’ll be contacted if you win!

Tree Trek Scavenger Hunt Answers

Thank you to all those who participated in our Tree Trek Scavenger Hunt. We’ve listed the answers and our winners below. How did you do?
1. Chinese Parasol Tree #2151
2. Southern Magnolia #144
3. Sassafras #1087
4. Scarlet Oak #888
5. Chinese Arborvitae #703
6. Post Oak #738
7. Italian Cypress #1399
8. Weeping Katsura #1463
9. Southern Live Oak #442
10. Eastern Redbud #1358
11. Okame Cherry #1270 or #1271
12. Pin Oak #1004
Congratulations to our drawing winners: Katya O., Tashia P., and Clayton R.
Mark your calendars for the Harvest Hunt, Oakland’s annual fall scavenger hunt! Featuring all-new riddles, this group will be fun for friends and family alike during the Thanksgiving holidays!



May 31, 2019 @ 5:00 am
June 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
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Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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