SAVE DECATUR’S TREES
Currently no individual tree is protected by the Decatur Tree Ordinance. The Ordinance allows 75% of the canopy to be cut down. We are losing our most valuable trees. We need a Tree Ordinance that protects more existing trees and our most valuable trees, trees that make the highest urban forest contribution.
Please join our efforts as we advocate for a more balanced tree ordinance. We are not affiliated with the city or any other organization. Follow us on Facebook at Save Decatur’s Trees.
Please contact Mayor Patti Garrett and City Commissioners now (contacts below.)
Ask your elected officials to help make changes to our Tree Ordinance that:
- PUT TREES FIRST: save more trees by planning for them at the beginning of the development process
- PRESERVE OUR BEST TREES*
- REDUCE GRADING AND IMPERVIOUS SURFACE
- EFFECTIVE ENFORCEMENT
*Best trees are determined by health, maturity, and urban forest contribution
The 4-Step Plan focuses on Tree Ordinance changes that address how to save more existing trees in order to preserve our urban forest. Thank you for making your voice heard!
Patti Garrett, Mayor/District 2: Patti.Garrett@decaturga.com
Tony Powers, At-large Commissioner: Tony.Powers@decaturga.com
Scott Drake, District 1: Scott.Drake@decaturga.com
Brian Smith, District 2: Brian.Smith@decaturga.com
Kelly Walsh, Kelly.Walsh@decaturga.com
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