Arnall parking lot trees come down

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The trees in the Arnall parking lot on Perry Street in downtown Newnan were removed on Saturday. They had been planted when the parking lot was developed 30 years ago. One was kept to provide shade. 


Most of the trees in downtown Newnan’s Gov. Ellis Arnall parking lot on Perry Street were cut down on Saturday.

The trees were planted when the parking lot was developed more than 30 years ago.

Also, a tree on the Court Square in front of the Alamo was removed.

Newnan City Manager Cleatus Phillips reported on Friday the Arnall lot trees would be coming down shortly as they had made several parking spots difficult to park in due to the roots coming up for water and breaking the pavement.

Earlier, Phillips said the city looked at keeping the trees, but for every tree saved would be the cost of four parking spaces, space wise. Essentially, that would take the entire middle row of the lot.

Phillips said it would be appropriate to keep the large tree in the middle of the lot for shade.

The trees being removed is the first phase in the improvement project for the Arnall lot. The next step is for the stumps to be removed and the lot to be repaved. New trees will also be planted.

Phillips also said this work will not interrupt parking for that lot.

The lot is named for the late Gov. Ellis Arnall, one of two Georgia governors who called Newnan home.



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