This letter is in regard to the Nov. 14 Crier article, “Wildlife poses threat to Dunwoody Community Garden and Orchard.”

This year I have seen more deer near the road or walking path than I have seen in my 30 years living across the street from Brook Run Park (formerly GRC). I attribute this to the latest destruction of green space at the park. 

The size of the area bulldozed and number of the trees felled is disgusting. Wooded areas absorb greenhouse gases, buffer sounds and provides habitat for wildlife. As much as I love gardening, I have no concern for the “threat” to the community garden and orchard

The City of Dunwoody has stripped the deer of their natural habitat that includes their food source while increasing their risk of being hit by cars. Now the city wants to spend $16,000 on a fence to keep the deer out. I suggest planting deer-resistant plants and spending the money on crosswalks connecting pedestrians and bicyclists to the park. Council members Deutsch, Harris, and Seconder I am counting on you to stop greenspace destruction!

Raine Alexander

Dunwoody 

 

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