NEWS BRIEF: New replenishing program aims to sustain Atlanta trees

Arborists dig in for ATL tree canopy

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Photo credit: Courtesy Peachtree Arborists
Peachtree Arborists CEO Michael Orme

A new partnership to protect Atlanta’s diminishing tree canopy has just been announced by Peachtree Arborists, known for being the only regional arboriculture firm that plants a new tree for each one it extracts. The replenishment deal with the Arbor Day Foundation and Trees Atlanta allows property managers who remove trees to designate specific locations and sizes for replanting; customized satellite maps to locate and track replanted trees are part of the plan as well.

Peachtree Arborists Founder and CEO Michael Orme said today’s announcement “is the first in a series of developments providing answers to some of our industry’s most challenging problems … keeping environmental, economic and social sustainability at the forefront.” Mike Vinciquerra, business development director of Trees Atlanta, said in a news release that initiatives to replant trees “are necessary to help restore Atlanta’s lost canopy.”