For years, Georgia had a nonsensical policy regarding roadside vegetation. Some trees could be removed, while others couldn’t. Anti-billboard activists fought hard to keep this policy in place knowing the trees would keep growing, further obstructing billboards, with the intention of crippling the industry. As a result, thousands of signs became fully obstructed or difficult to see. Sign owners had to make a decision to either erect signs above the trees or have a stranded investment.
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