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Georgia's Forsyth County is looking to fill the position of County Arborist. The purpose of this position is to implement all County activities and programs related to tree protection and preservation, including enforcement of all applicable County ordinances through plan review, site inspections, and public education. Click on the "green" to learn more.

The Georgia Power Company is seeking to fill three Distribution positions supporting Metro Atlanta, West GA, North GA Areas. and one Transmission position supporting Georgia statewide responsibilities. The Distribution position supports statewide Forestry and Right of Way Services. Successful candidates are expected to travel up to 75% of the time within the state of Georgia. Based on location, overnight stays will be required for this position.

The Transmission position supports statewide Forestry and Right of Way Services. Successful candidates are expected to travel up to 75% of the time within the state of Georgia. Based on location, overnight stays will be required for this position.

Read more about these positions, the requirements, and how to apply by clicking on the green link.

The City of Savannah's Greenspace Department seeks a Landscape Architect. This position protects and enhances the City's urban tree canopy through the administration of the Landscape and Tree Protection Ordinance. Read more about the job description, essential job functions, and and minimum qualifications, by clicking on this link.

Fall Georgia ReLeaf grant distributions, as well as the Southwest Georgia ReLeaf program in 2021, help to fund innovative tree planting projects across the state. Read more.

The Georgia Forestry Commission and Georgia Tree Council used federal hurricane relief funding to hire a Colorado-based trees and technology consulting firm, PlanIT Geo, to measure the damage to the region's urban forest. With this information, GFC and GTC aim to assist communities with restoration of tree canopy and ensure that new trees are planted strategically and equitably across the landscape, with a focus on the hardest hit areas, historically underserved communities, and areas with the most viable planting space. A map of all trees and planting areas was created using pre- and post-storm aerial imagery to begin this effort. The damage was then totaled within affected communities and neighborhoods to begin to tell the story of Hurricane Michael's impacts on southwest Georgia's urban tree canopy. Click to read the full report.