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Janisse Ray

Georgia’s forests are a shrinking line of defense against global warming. Can Janisse Ray make us care enough to save them?

Georgia’s once-mighty and fast-diminishing forests are one of the country’s least appreciated wonders. Author Janisse Ray has long been their fierce advocate—and as a new threat emerges, her message is more urgent than ever.

King of Pops sends elves to deliver Christmas trees to your door

King of Pops has its own farm, a bar, and of course, numerous pop stands. But perhaps their most fun concept of all is their Christmas tree delivery service, Tree Elves, now entering its fifth year in business.
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It takes a forest: How intown development puts Atlanta’s tree canopy at risk

Despite stringent ordinances aimed at protecting those trees, our canopy faces a paradoxical new threat: renewed interest in urban living. Population growth within the city and a surge in denser development may represent eco-friendly shifts from Atlanta’s sprawl, but those trends are paired with infill development that puts trees at risk and reduces space to plant replacements.
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July 2015: Branching out

The other day I was driving on I-285 and right there on the shoulder, near the interchange with I-85, someone had stuck a sign in the dirt that read simply “ENGLISH IVY KILLS TREES.”

Trees save lives

Everyone knows trees are good for the environment—plus they look really nice in your backyard. But a new study by the U.S. Forest Service and the Davey Institute says trees save lives. The report, which looked at ten urban areas, including Atlanta, found that urban trees and forests save an average of one life every year in major cities.

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