Brookhaven, GA, August 14 – The Friends of Brookhaven Park group conducted a tree save operation Thursday where they saved 22 trees – all over twenty feet tall – from a future development site along Hermance Drive.
The park group funded all the costs – spader, field labor, mulch & top soil, etc. The trees saved during this effort include 11 Elm, 3 Maple, 6 Oaks and 2 Magnolia trees from falling victim to a bulldozer while preparing the Hermance Dr. site for a new development.
“The visual and environmental impact of this project is very positive and significant. Brookhaven Park now has trees that were planted near Town Brookhaven due to zoning requirements. These trees have been growing in their current locations for the past five years and will now continue their life in Brookhaven Park,” said Friends of Brookhaven Park. “The new trees will fill in the gaps and create a tree lined corridor that, with time, will be a pleasant shady corridor.”
Patric Fischer owner of Native Tree; a large tree transplanting company, is performing the transplant work. “We love to save trees,” Fischer said. “We move trees all over the Southeast. We move anything from the smallest residential tree, including memorial trees should someone move and wish to take it with them, to trees upwards of 40 feet tall.”
The project drew a good deal of attention from weekday park-goers. One man told The Post, “With all of the tree cutting going on around the city, this is a refreshing sight. I walk around this park almost every day and so appreciate the trees. It’s nice to see trees going up instead of coming down.”
The next time you’re out at Brookhaven Park, take a moment to notice meet these 22 new park residents.