Each year, the Georgia Tree Council rewards individuals, organizations, businesses, municipalities, and counties for outstanding work in protecting and enhancing our community forests. This year, award recipients were honored at our Annual Excellence in Urban Forestry Awards Luncheon on October 25, 12 noon, at the Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center.
Read here about this year's Excellence in Urban Forestry Award Recipients. Pictured with the award winners are Georgia Forestry Commission Director Tim Lowrimore and Georgia Tree Council President Holly Campbell.
Who is eligible to enter the Georgia Urban Forestry Awards program?
Outstanding work, whether public or private, is eligible for nomination. Individuals, non-profit organizations, businesses, municipalities and counties, schools, civic groups, and others are welcomed and encouraged to make nominations in more than one category. A nominee does not have to be a member of the Georgia Tree Council. The awards program is open to all who have made a contribution to the urban forest in our communities.
When is the deadline for submitting a nomination this year?
The deadline for 2024 Award nomination submissions will be announced soon.
When are awards given?
Entry contestants will be notified of judges’ results by one month before the Awards Luncheon at the annual conference.
Grand award recipients are honored at our Excellence in Urban Forestry Awards Luncheon held each year during our Annual Conference.
What does the recipient receive?
Grand award winners will receive a limited edition framed print of a majestic Georgia tree commissioned solely for Georgia Tree Council. All winners will be featured on our website and in our e-newsletter, and a press release with photo will be shared with the recipient or the recipient's local media.
Click here for Judging Criteria and Winning Strategies for Applicants.