Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Milton Launches Tree Committee

Milton tree lovers unite!

The city is launching a tree committee to help craft a list of do's and don'ts for builders and homeowners to ensure this semi-rural enclave still has greenery in the future. The meetings are open to the public.

Led by arborist Mark Law, the group will discuss possible revisions to the current law. The City Council considers potential revisions to the tree preservation ordinance a high priority.
In November 2006, as the city of Milton was being founded, the City Council adopted the "Fulton County Tree Preservation Ordinance and Administrative Guidelines." Over time, council members and residents concluded the ordinance might need to be tweaked to better preserve old-growth trees.

According to the city's Web site, the group's agenda is expected to include discussions about permits for residential tree removal, recompense standards, tree banking, landscaping strips, tree health evaluations, specimen tree classifications, tree canopy, buffer preservation.
Residents of Milton, perhaps more than most cities, are dedicated to preserving the country atmosphere of the area. Less than half of the community is developed.

The committee is expected to meet every couple of weeks for the next three or four months at City Hall, 13000 Deerfield Parkway.

For more information, visit, or call 678.242.2500.


Anonymous said...

What a croc. How about letting someone do with their property as they see fit? I really don't need the sub-contracted "governmet" telling me what I can and can not do with "my" property.

If you want to hug to a tree and you own it, hug a tree. If you want to cut down a tree and you own it, cut it down!

This isn't Manhatten or LA, there is no shortage of trees or oxygen in Milton.

Anonymous said...

Nuf said, I AGREE, 100% !

Anonymous said...

This isn't about protecting all trees you ignorant fools...

This is about tightening which trees are and are not protected...

And you're darn right someone should tell you what to do with your property if there is a 120 year old oak on it...

That tree has been here a heck of a lot longer than you!

Anonymous said...

I suppose you need to be told how to run your life...? Well, frankly, I don't.

If I bought the "120 year old oak" tree and I don't want it, you bet you sweet rear-end I will kill it, cut it and use it for firewood! With or without "permission"

Girdling or Salting Works best.

Anonymous said...

To the 3:43 AM poster

"Ignorant fools", what ya talkin bout Willis, or is it Willaretta?

Let me guess, you are not native to Hahira, Ga., right.

Probably have a "Yankee" twang and drive SUV, with no turn signals.

Probably don't own a home, unpaid mortgage doesn't constitute ownership. If you have trees, worry about those and we will take care of ours.

Don't know how old my trees are, however probably older than yours.

One thing for sure I've been here longer than you because I know better than to tell somone how to mamage their property.That's the way it's always been in the "South".

Yes, I know where you come from that's not the way things are done. But you are here now, and remember your manners, if you have any, and don't call people "ignorant fools" when you disagree with something they say.

By the way, are you a democrat by any chance?