Boundary Tree Agreement For City Of Atlanta

I called Laura Dobson, a Buckhead resident who last year fought a losing battle in the tree slaughter noted above. Atlanta`s goal is to have 50 percent baldail coverage, Levine said. A recent study by Georgia Tech showed that the city`s canopy remained broadly the same (47%) between 2008 and 2014. A closer look showed that many old trees had disappeared, replaced by a “canopy” of newer pines, scrap metal or even kudzu that covered land uprooted but never built. And a lot has happened since 2014, because at the time, the development of Infill was going into the hyper-drive. Question: What is the law for trees and plants planted on or near a land boundary? Rustin: The possession of a tree is determined by the position of its trunk, even if the branches enter the country of your neighbor. If the trunk of a fruit tree is on your property, you have the right to enter your neighbor`s property to collect the fruit. In addition, your neighbor has the right to cut branches that are in his property. If a tree is directly on the border line, the tree belongs to both owners.

Rustin: Yes. This is called a negative property. There is a tendency to think that a fence or wall near a border was intended to mark the line, and a landowner who builds his fence near the line, but within the line, is practically at risk of losing the part thus fenced off by unfavorable possessions. By law, in Georgia, tolerance for seven years through acts or declarations of adjacent landowners is sufficient to create a dividing line. Thus, an oral agreement of seven years of actual possession may suffice. Effective detention is not necessary if tolerance is demonstrated by statements by the parties who recognize the line. We slowed down on Arbor Avenue. “You see that?” she says, pointing to a 170-year-old tree at the back of a large new house with a long driveway and a beautiful garage. “There was another 150-year-old tree, but they dug the roots.” Last June, I wrote about the continuation of Atlanta`s Chainsaw massacre, when owners planted more than 800 trees in a residential area of Buckhead to make some developments. In this partnership, Trees Atlanta will plant up to 52 trees (up from 40 last year) in brookhaven residents` front gardens. Owners receive either a white oak, Nuttall, Willow, Shumard or Overcup between six and eight feet tall…