Posts tagged with "tree"

Tree tweaks – Citizen group suggests policy changes

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 5, 2014

City Commissioners during their regular Monday meeting will discuss recommended changes to an ordinance that would create new rules for tree removal in Decatur. Trees Decatur, a citizens’ group that is pushing for a stronger ordinance, released its own suggestions about how to improve it. “Through one meeting with Patti Garrett and several emails to […]

Decatur will review tree ordinance on Monday

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 4, 2014

Decatur City Commissioners will discuss the city’s tree ordinance on Monday during its work session.¬†Could residents get a first glimpse of what the city’s new regulations on tree removal might look like? There’s no other documentation with the agenda that gives any more details about what that discussion might cover. Currently, the city is working […]

The roots of the problem: Tree canopy declines as development increases

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 12, 2013

I stopped by city hall last night, Dec. 11, for what turned out to be a surprisingly interesting discussion about trees and urban planning. The bottom line: development in Decatur is reducing the city’s tree cover. The city is in the process of crafting a new ordinance to address tree removal. During last night’s input […]

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