Posts tagged with "trees"

Evening storms topple 300-year old tree in Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 19, 2015

This story has been updated.  History fell over on Thursday evening. A rush of wind and rain felled a 300-year old red oak tree along East Ponce De Leon across the street from Glennwood Elementary, hitting the Trinity Title building. It was older than the city itself, founded in 1823. Crews from Southland Tree Service […]

Avondale planning residential tree ordinance

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 21, 2015

Avondale Estates recently celebrated its 31st year as a Tree City USA, a recognition bestowed by the Arbor Day Foundation. While the city has held that distinction longer than many other Georgia cities, leaders have reopened discussions about whether residents should abide by a tree protection ordinance. The city recently established an ad hoc tree ordinance […]

Contractor clearing trees for Oakhurst Streetscape

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 8, 2014

The city of Decatur says its contractor is removing several trees today as it continues its preliminary construction work on the Oakhurst Streetscape project. According to the Decatur Minute, “Three large trees to be removed have been repeatedly damaged by utility line clearance. Other trees to be removed are in areas that will be impacted […]

Atlanta wants input on tree ordinance

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 17, 2014

The city of Atlanta is making the first “significant revision” to its tree ordinance since 2001. The city is running some of the proposed changes by local Neighborhood Planning Units, community advisory boards that weigh in on land use and zoning matters in the city. NPU-O Chairman Dana Blankenhorn discussed it at the most recent Kirkwood Neighbors’ […]

Avondale calls work session on tree ordinance

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 4, 2014

The city commission of Avondale Estates on Tuesday announced that there will be a special called work session on Wednesday, Nov. 5, to discuss the city’s tree ordinance. The meeting, which begins at 5:30 pm, will also include a discussion of the city’s budget for Fiscal Year 2015. According to the agenda, commissioners will discuss […]

Atlanta considering changes to tree ordinance

Posted by September 29, 2014

By Kim Hutcherson, contributor The City of Atlanta may be tweaking its tree ordinance to get more flexibility for its Tree Preservation Fund. The Fund would be allowed to buy property to be preserved as “green space” within the City of Atlanta, if the Community Development and Human Resources Committee approves the measure. The Tree […]

Avondale Garden Club holding ‘tree walk’ this fall

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 11, 2014

The Avondale Estates Garden Club is holding its second annual Tree Walk next month and is asking for nominations from residents who want to be a part of the tour. Nancy Martin said the Garden Club held last year’s tree walk in the spring. The 2014 Tree Walk will be held on Oct. 25, from […]

Residents ask Brookhaven for moratorium on tree cutting

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 9, 2014

This might sound familiar to Decatur residents. Some Brookhaven residents are frustrated with the pace of development in the city and are asking elected officials to enact a moratorium on tree cutting, according to the Brookhaven Post. According to The Post, “With development in the city at a seemingly all-time high, residents say some developers […]

Decatur releases proposed tree ordinance, will vote next week

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 16, 2014

The city of Decatur published its proposed tree conservation ordinance and commissioners will consider approving it when they meet on Tuesday, Jan. 21. (The regular Jan. 20 meeting falls on Martin Luther King day.) In October the city enacted a 90-day tree removal moratorium, which will end on Jan. 24. The city is reworking the […]

Undercover: What we know and don’t know about protecting Decatur’s tree canopy

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 7, 2014

During the Jan. 6 City Commission meeting we finally got some answers about what Decatur’s new regulations on removing trees might look like. But we were also left with a few questions. Hopefully they’ll get answered sometime between now and Jan. 21 when the city will consider approving the ordinance. To read the draft ordinance […]

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