Our paper was started in 2012, by neighbors upset with the clear cutting of our beautiful wooded neighborhoods. The City of
Brookhaven altered the local tree protection ordinance to allow developers to cut down specimen trees centuries old, affecting all of North Atlanta. Our air does not follow city or property lines.
"It takes two trees to create enough oxygen for one person to breathe" ~Environment Canada (Canada's EPA)
Clear cutting costs our area in air quality, soil and sedimentation control, flooding and home values as well as natural beauty lost for centuries to come. Residents of new cities hold the politicians and staff individually and severally responsible for allowing the clear cutting of centuries-old specimen trees.
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