Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Sherman's Revenge

In 1865, W.T.Sherman burned Atlanta (and other parts of Georgia) on his march to the sea. His spirit is unfortunately alive and well in Atlanta today.

For years, Atlanta was known as the city of trees. Southern Pines dominate the landscape on the piedmont, punctuated by various hardwoods. Not so much anymore.

Developers are focused only on quickly throwing up their newest development. Their first task? Complete deforestation and regrading of their property.

And when they are done, they might plant a couple of smaller trees in the parking lot.

I just wish that they'd try to keep more of the landscape originally in place. Atlanta is now a sea of strip shopping malls with islands of green.