Brookhaven, GA, December 14, 2015 – The Post Reports – The City of Brookhaven has added plants as well as mulch in an effort to “spruce up” an area of right-of-way at the intersection of Ashford Dunwoody Rd. and Johnson Ferry Rd.
In September of last year, Georgia Power told The Post that tree cutting crews cleared underneath the high-capacity lines along the easement as part of a more aggressive clearing effort to help protect against line breaks during ice storms. City Officials, Georgia Power and community members all worked together to select plant materials that will not grow high enough to impact the power lines in the future.
But, many of the plants died for lack of water and general care because of a misunderstanding over who would care for the plantings – the City, or Georgia Power.
Last week, the City replaced the dead plants and added several more to try to reestablish the screening that was lost when the easement was cleared and to make the easement more presentable.
The City said the plants they added/will be adding are drought tolerant varieties such as Carolina Jasmine, blooming fence climbing vines and Red Holly trees to fill in between existing evergreens. The original plantings included Arborvitae, Pink Muhly, Loropetalum and Oak Leaf Holly’s. Any dead plants were replaced.
The project should be wrapping up soon, after more general “sprucing up” takes place.