Morningside Lenox Park is known for its greenspaces and stately, mature trees. Not only do our trees provide shade and beauty, they renew the air we breathe and soak up storm runoff.
Unfortunately, our urban tree canopy is under pressure from developers who find it easier to remove most or all of the trees on a lot when building a new house or renovating an old one than to protect the trees as required by the city’s Tree Protection Ordinance. The fines for this behavior are too small (relative to the potential profit) to act as a deterrent. Please consider joining the volunteers who help see that MLPA works tirelessly to protect our neighborhood’s tree canopy. If you are interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a concern about a tree in a lot that is being renovated, please contact the City of Atlanta Arborist Division that is charged with protecting Atlanta’s tree canopy on private property. Trees that are not located on private property are protected by the arborists in the City of Atlanta Office of Parks. The Office of Parks provides a list of trees that have been approved for removal and the dates by which an appeal must be made.