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New Tree Protection Ordinance Introduced


Yesterday, Atlanta City Council introduced legislation for a new Tree Protection Ordinance. It was referred to the Community Development and Human Services Committee for their next session on January 26, 2021. We have published the legislation, a summary of the revisions, and process diagrams on our Tree Protection Ordinance. In addition, there was accompanying legislation for a Zoning amendment which proposes setback variances for the purposes of tree preservation. We will also be sharing an interactive walk through of the ordinance and its components soon which we will send along when complete. Any feedback or questions you may have can be sent to the project team at [email protected].

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Tree Planting Honoring Cathy Bradshaw

Tree Planting on March 3 Honors Cathy Bradshaw
On this upcoming Saturday morning, why not slip into an old pair of jeans, lace up your boots, and fill a water bottle? 
Then get yourself over to the home of Jim Abbot and Jeanne LaSala, 946 Waverly Way, by 9:00 AM (earlier if you want a delicious bagel and a steaming hot cup of coffee) to help plant, mulch, and water 75 new trees for Atlanta's best neighborhood!
This year's planting (postponed from January 13) is dedicated to our own Cathy Bradshaw: tireless road warrior; indefatigable neighborhood booster; energetic mother, grandmother, and sister to Inman Park residents; and not least, together with her husband Bo, a founding member of the IPNA Tree Watch Committee. Just before the planting demonstration, Cathy will be honored in brief remarks and presented with a gift of appreciation from the neighborhood. You're very welcome to join us for the ceremony, even if you can't stay for the planting. 
Please note that it's not too late to express YOUR appreciation to Cathy with a donation in support of Tree Watch (check to Friends of Inman Park, c/o Steve Hays, 207 Hurt St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, "Cathy Bradshaw Tribute") or to our wonderful partner Trees Atlanta (please choose the option "Tribute Gift" and add "Cathy Bradshaw" in the comment box). 
When: Saturday, March 3, 9:00 a.m. - noon, rain or shine.
Where: 946 Waverly Way (intersection of Waverly Way & Hurt Street).
What: Bring a water bottle and a pair of work gloves if you have them, and Trees Atlanta will supply the rest.
How: Don't worry — we'll show you how to plant a tree. 
Why: Because Inman Park loves its trees!

Another Tree Planting?

Another Tree Planting?

Yep, that’s right. Tree Watch will soon be planting more trees in Inman Park. The date is Saturday, January 21, 2017.Here’s your chance to get trees for your yard and/or planting strip. Read on!

No doubt some of you are wondering why we need more trees. You see young trees along our streets, and you may remember me telling you that Inman Park is approaching 1,000 new trees since 2000.

Trust me, though. We do need more trees, especially in our yards. A recent study in Portland found that a single shade tree increased a homeowner’s property value by an average $7,130, not to mention the additional value realized by neighbors — $12,828 altogether. Street trees in Portland added $8,870, on average, to a house’s sale price.

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