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Friday, February 15, 2008

DeKalb Avenue greenspace hearing date announced

Greenspace DeKalb Avenue Trees Development Environment

Update on DeKalb Avenue's last greenspace:

Lake Claire resident Teri Stewart says the city of Atlanta Tree Commission has scheduled a hearing for Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m. in City Hall's committee room No. 2. The hearing is in regard to the proposed tree razing slated to take place on the half-acre property at DeKalb and Gordon avenues. Stewart is requesting supporters wear green.

Stewart has also submitted an application to the governors of Alabama and Florida, as well as Gov. Sonny Perdue and the United States Department of Agriculture, to save "Grandmaw Gordon," the antique pecan tree that sits on the lot. Stewart says the tree is genetically immune to pecan scab, a disease that normally attacks the trees, and that "Grandmaw Gordon" could be studied to bolster the Southeast's pecan industry.

Update: Peter, a Lake Claire resident who lives near the greenspace, notes in the comments that the hearing starts at 6:30 p.m.

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