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Save the Specimen Trees in Alpharetta, Georgia
  • Petitioned Alpharetta City Council

This petition was delivered to:

David Belle Isle, Mayor
Alpharetta City Council

Save the Specimen Trees in Alpharetta, Georgia

    1. Petition by

      Alpharetta Trees

Alpharetta's new City Center plan needs to take into consideration many issues.  Importantly, the preservation of as much of our natural beauty as possible.  Walk the proposed site and you will notice some spectactular old trees including a healthy Southern Red oak located behind the Publix where the parking lot is slated to be constructed.  This tree is absolutely magnificent, majestic and a living sculpture will be lost forever. The purpose of this petition is to preserve as much natural green space as possible for the future of Alpharetta.   

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Council to vote on revised plan

      Alpharetta Trees
      Petition Organizer

      On Monday, September 10, the Alpharetta City Council will vote on a revised version of the new City Center. This will be the last opportunity to speak out on the project. Please try to attend and make your voice heard. Information about the meeting can be found on the city's website - alpharetta.ga.us. If you wish to speak, you will need to fill out a speaker's card which is available on the city website.

    2. A Partial Victory !

      Alpharetta Trees
      Petition Organizer

      It appears the Parking Garage will be reconfigured to save the beautiful old Southern Red Oak. And the Brook Street park is to increase to over 5 acres.
      Read the full article at: http://alpharetta.patch.com/articles/alpharetta-city-center-plans-save-tree-enlarge-park

    3. Is Council listening?

      Alpharetta Trees
      Petition Organizer

      First, we thank the Mayor and Council for allowing citizen input at the beginning of the Council meeting Monday night. The general consensus of the 12 petition signers who spoke is that we are in favor of this City Center project, we want it to move forward in a timely fashion but we feel that a much better plan can be created to preserve more park space and save some of the few remaining specimen trees.
      And the response from Council? Judge for yourself. A video of the meeting is available at the City's website. There are also reports on the meeting at sites such Alpharetta Patch and Roots in Alpharetta (links below). As of this writing we are not optimistic that any significant changes will take place.
      The Mayor says that every time Council meets the public will have opportunity for input on City Center. Please keep this petition going by urging your neighbors to sign it. And please try to attend Council meetings. Show that Alpharettans take our green space seriously.

    4. Let Your Voice Be Heard for Alpharetta's Trees

      Alpharetta Trees
      Petition Organizer

      When: August 6, Monday at the new City Center

      What: Rally to save Alpharetta's beautiful trees

      Time: 6:30 p.m. meet at Brook Street Park ; 7:00 march to City Hall; 7:30 City Council meeting begins

      Note: Please wear RED in support of the Southern Red Oak that has been slated for destruction for a parking lot. If you wish to speak at the meeting you must sign in before 7:15 at City Hall.

      Despite numerous discussions with some Council members most of the specimen trees are going to be removed for the new City Center. Please come Monday night to see first hand which specimen trees are to be removed and hear your Council Representatives reasoning. Let your voice be heard for Alpharetta's trees!

    5. Councilman to provide on site information

      Alpharetta Trees
      Petition Organizer

      Councilman Chris Owens will be on hand Wednesday Night 7/25 at 7:30 p.m. at Brook Street Park to actually walk through the proposed City Center area and discuss where the buildings will be sited.

    6. Reached 250 signatures
    7. Latest Blog in the Alpharetta Patch

      Alpharetta Trees
      Petition Organizer

      The link below includes video of the actual discussion during the City Council meeting in June and the latest responses by some members of Council.

    8. August 6, 7:30 p.m. Alpharetta City Hall

      Alpharetta Trees
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you Mayor Belle Isle. He has notified us that he has placed this issue on the August 6 council meeting agenda to clarify the changes to the City Center Plan and to allow citizens an opportunity to express concerns. According to Mayor Belle Isle some of the trees have already been removed as part of moving Haynes Bridge Road and are factored into the total tree removal figure of 65. However,if that is the case the new plan still calls for the removal of about 20% more trees than originally proposed.
      Further we heard at the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission Meeting on Tuesday that the new proposal, among other changes, is less of a 'campus' style center, i.e. primarily walking oriented but now more oriented for driving and parking.
      Again, we appreciate the Mayor's quick response and look forward to working together with Council to create a dynamic new City Center for Alpharetta.

    9. Reached 100 signatures
    10. City Council Votes To Take Out 65 Trees at New City Center

      Alpharetta Trees
      Petition Organizer

      Excellent piece about the issue written by Julie Hogg, past president of the Alpharetta Arboretum.

    11. Reached 10 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • DON YOTHER MELBOURNE, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      i'M ORIGINALLY FROM THE ATLANTA AREA AND LOVE TO VISIT ALPHARETTA WHEN IN TOWN. ALSO, BECAUSE JIMMY "BULLDAWG" TAYLOR ASKED ME TO.

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    • Adrian Sasine ATLANTA, GA
      • about 2 years ago

      We shouldn't sacrafice our green space if we don't absolutely have to. All means available should be used to maintain our land and air quality for every project.

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    • Jenny Spencer ALPHARETTA, GA
      • about 2 years ago

      Please retain the character of our beautiful city!

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      • about 2 years ago

      And I thought Alpharetta had taken the lead on saving green space. Guess I was wrong...it must be Roswell.

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    • Mickey Mouse ALPHARETTA, GA
      • about 2 years ago

      Because I love Minny Mouse!

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