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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.

It's the second year for our list of Georgia Tree Council STARs! We’re shining the spotlight on up and coming leadership in Georgia - individuals under the age of 40 -- who’ve demonstrated “Service, Teamwork, Attitude, and Results” in their work for trees and community trees. Below are this year's five Georgia Tree Council STARs. Read about the good work each is doing, and be inspired.

A Colquitt County southern magnolia located on the square in Moultrie, Georgia has been placed on the Georgia Tree Council's Landmark and Historic Tree Register, which recognizes significant trees across Georgia. Nominated by the Moultrie's Main Street Program, this magnificent tree, estimated to be 140-150 years old, represents to many the heart and soul of the community. Many engagements and weddings have taken place under its elegant branches. The tree measures 96 foot spread, 58-inch dbh, and 52 feet tall. To read more about the Landmark and Historic Tree Register, visit https://gatreecouncil.org/what-we-do/programs/landmark-historic-tree-register.html