No, David did not chop that tree down with the axe in his hand. The city removed those old cherry trees along upper Alta because they had long been declining.
David and Kati immediately contacted Tree Watch about planting new trees. Fortunately, through our partner Trees Atlanta, we were able to get our hands on some redbuds (Cercis canadensis), the tree species which already lines both sides of the street from Euclid to Moreland.
(That axe did come in handy when an old root needed to be persuaded to make room for some new roots.)
It’s always great when we can welcome new trees to the neighborhood at the same time we’re welcoming new neighbors!