Roswell approves $639K in Tree Bank Fund projects

The Roswell City Council has approved $639,061 in tree-planting and landscaping projects funded by the city's Tree Bank Fund. AJC FILE

The Roswell City Council has approved a list of tree-planting and landscaping projects to be funded by $639,061 out of the city’s Tree Bank Fund.

The fund, consisting of donations made in lieu of planting replacement trees, are for planting and maintaining trees and other applicable landscaping for public benefit on public property; or on private property with a public easement, staff said in a report to the council.

Project funds are allocated in three categories: transportation, 28%; recreation and parks, 41%; and environmental/public works, 31%. Examples include Hardscrabble Green Loop Project landscaping; Roswell Area Park and Big Creek Park storm water maintenance plantings; and City Hall water quality improvements and pond expansion.

An estimated $748,850 is available in the unrestricted fund balance of the Tree Bank Fund, staff said.

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