Carole Madan, aka ‘Momma Nature’ has started a Petition to Ban Clear-cutting of trees in Johns Creek. She wrote an open letter to City Council last month and has not received any action. Momma Nature is calling on residents to help her.
We have seen devastation with a large amount of land clear-cut on Bell rd for the new subdivisions Bellmoore (~650 homes) & Brookmere (194 homes), Adair Manor as well as Dean Gardens, trees removed as a result of the billboard settlement, etc.
Although the City has a tree preservation ordinance, requirements are not as stringent as other municipalities, and variances & exceptions are often given within rezonings allowing the developers to squeeze in more houses. Below is an example.
New homes in Bellmoore average a lot size of .13.
In nearby Sugar Mill lots average .40, with trees and landscaping between the houses. Tree preservation benefits the community in many ways, from reduced environmental impact to lower density, fewer cars, and school enrollment.