Thursday, February 20, 2014

Trees and Banner Ads

The Federal Government's attempt to rid millions of trees and shrubs from electrical transmission lines is in full swing in Dunwoody and Sandy Springs.  The picture below was taken on Spalding Drive, close to Chamblee Dunwoody Road intersection.  Shrubs and small trees (with no prayer to get even close to the power lines, even if fed Miracle Grow for the next 20 years) were removed as if they were towering Redwoods.  The end result is a reduced tree canopy, less habitat for wildlife, but an awesome view of a barren landscape hosting tall steel structures (where have we heard these words before?).  A little discretion could be made, but apparently not an option.  No protests, no red shirts, no arborist hired, no letters to the editor - just a chipper and two chain saws.

this view was once blocked by a row of ten-foot high shrubs - well below the transmission lines strung 100-feet higher

In other news, a rare visit to the AOL-owned Dunwoody Patch paste/re-paste gossip site (where unmonitored comments flow like red wine in Dunwoody) I saw a banner ad conveniently placed above a picture of Mayor Davis (and the story of the Town Hall meeting).  The banner was not a click-thru so not sure who paid for it.  It's a slight deviation from the tired line of 'Save Dunwoody'.  Perhaps the banner ad is a teaser for a political candidate, or maybe re-branding of one of Dunwoody's non-registered political action committees. 

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