Fight to save Atlanta’s trees is personal and local
By Chris Joyner
Last month I wrote a column about the inadequacy of local tree ordinances to do what they were designed to do — save trees.
Since then, I’ve heard from readers around the metro area about their own personal tree battles and their mostly vain struggles to preserve centuries-old trees as development picks up for the first time since the beginning of the Great Recession. It turns out the fight over Atlanta’s expansive tree canopy is actually a series of skirmishes as neighborhood activists line up against developers and city planners to save trees tagged for the chainsaw.
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