Wednesday, November 25, 2009
A Tree Grows in Atlanta
Today marked a sad event in Rhodes Hall's history; the great oak that has resided quietly in the front yard for over 125 years is being cut today. The tree has been a part of Rhodes Hall from the beginning, evolving from nothing more than a twig alongside Peachtree Street about 20 years before the house was completed in 1904 into the full grown giant that it is today. Despite its healthy appearance with its lush overhanging branches and its full canopy of green, arborists determined the tree had significant structural root decay and posed a great risk of falling on Rhodes Hall. So with that being said, this gentle oak has grown alongside Peachtree Street and been witness of amazing feats of change. Peachtree Street loses one of its largest and oldest trees today.