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Our mission is to sustain Georgia's green legacy by partnering with individuals, organizations, and communities in raising awareness toward improving and maintaining Georgia's community forests.  Learn more and get involved.

News & Notes

We have been receiving many questions about the recent announcement concerning the $1.5 Billion dollars being directed towards Urban and Community Forestry efforts across the country. Much is still being worked out, but click to learn the details.

Thursday, May 18, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
100 Church Street
Dublin, GA 31021
The topic for this program will be "Readiness, Response, and Recovery: Managing Trees with Storms in Mind," and the Georgia Forestry Commission will roll out its new resources with the Green Infrastructure Center regarding specific pruning activities, risk assessment, and tree inventorying to prepare community forests for storms. We'll also review debris staging, contracts, and risk assessment and how to work with the Georgia Emergency Management Agenc to get assistance. Up to 4 scholarships each are available to Georgia cities to attend.

We are pleased to announce that the Georgia Tree Council has been awarded reaccreditation by the Standards for Excellence® Institute. Our participation in this national voluntary accreditation and recognition program demonstrates our continued commitment to ethics and accountability in nonprofit management and governance. The Georgia Tree Council has been awarded the Standards for Excellence® Seal since 2008, the first nonprofit organization in Georgia to do so.  To learn more about Standards for Excellence® accreditation for nonprofits, visit

Each year, the Georgia Tree Council honors individuals, organizations, businesses, municipalities, and counties for outstanding work in protecting and enhancing our community forests. Congratulations to all of 2022's award recipients! Read about who they are and the good work that they are doing.

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.