To sustain Georgia’s green legacy by partnering with individuals, organizations, and communities in raising awareness toward improving and maintaining Georgia’s community forests.
That every Georgia community experiences the many benefits of healthy trees and a strong community forestry program.
The Georgia Tree Council brings urban forestry education, resources, and leadership to communities statewide by offering a variety of programs and opportunities, including educational Quarterly programs, online certified arborist exam classes and other webinars, the statewide Annual Georgia Tree Conference, an Annual Awards Program, the Landmark and Historic Tree Register, the GTC STARs list, and the Georgia ReLeaf program.
The Georgia Tree Council was established in 1988 as the Georgia Urban Forest Council by a group of visionary citizens who saw the need to address urban forestry issues in the state of Georgia. We partner with the Georgia Forestry Commission on many educational programs, as well as Five Year Plans for Georgia’s Urban Forestry Community. Georgia Tree Council gives members and supporters opportunities for networking in their fields and for gaining leadership skills in addressing the challenges in their own urban forests. All of Georgia Tree Council's educational programs offer continuing education units and opportunities for professional development. We also strive to help other nonprofits and volunteer tree boards in their efforts to improve their community forests.
Please visit our website at https://www.gatreecouncil.org to learn more and to join us in our mission of sustaining Georgia’s green legacy.