Not sure what “120 DBH inches” or “45 percent canopy” mean in Brookhaven’s new, tighter tree preservation ordinance? The city is holding two workshops—one for developers, one for residents—on Sept. 24 at City Hall to explain the code.
The “Builder & Developer Summit” will run 9 to 11 a.m., and the “Brookhaven 101” session for residents will run 6 to 8 p.m. City Hall is at 4362 Peachtree Road. For more information, call 404-637-0500 or see

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.