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News & Notes

Each year, the Georgia Tree Council rewards individuals, organizations, businesses, municipalities, and counties for outstanding work in protecting and enhancing our community forests. One Grand Award is given to selected nominees in numerous categories. Grand award recipients of this year’s Georgia Excellence in Urban Forestry Awards will be recognized at GTC’s 2022 Annual Georgia Tree Conference Awards Luncheon on November 2 at the Courtyard by Marriott Rome Riverwalk in Rome, Georgia.

Award nomination submissions must be received by the Georgia Tree Council by 5 p.m. on August 31.

The Georgia Tree Council and the Georgia Forestry Commission announce that applications are now being accepted for 2022 Georgia ReLeaf funding. The deadline to submit an application is September 16.

The Georgia ReLeaf program makes funding available for tree planting and tree giveaway projects that contribute to 1) canopy restoration in storm-damaged communities, 2)projects contributing to tree equity in underserved communities and 3) projects that utilize trees as green infrastructure.

Where can we go to see magnificent collections of trees? In this two-part webinar series, "Georgia's Arboretums," representatives from various Georgia botanical gardens and arboretums talk to us about their venues, their locations, history, and the outstanding trees maintained there.  These gardens and arboretums are excellent places to visit and learn about tree species.  To view the webinars, click on "What We Do" at the top of this page, then "Resources," and then "Program Presentation Archives" or on the "green" here.

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.