ORDINANCE- Tree Protection April 17, 2013

A Resolution to establish a Tree Ordinance Task Force for the purpose of reviewing and recommending revisions to the Tree Protection Ordinance for the City of Atlanta

Key Points

  • Trees provide a vital function in all cities by creating shade, cooling ambient outdoor temperatures, capturing greenhouse gases, and beautifying our neighborhoods
  • The Tree Protection Ordinance was adopted to preserve Atlanta’s tree canopy and promote increasing our tree canopy
  • Simply put, the ordinance requires any tree removed in a construction or renovation project to be replaced with roughly the equivalent amount of trees
  • To learn more about our tree canopy or protecting our trees, contact the City of Atlanta’s Arborist Division

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