Ask the Arborist

Do you have a question about a tree in your yard? Do you have a tree problem that you can't resolve?tent caterpillar

Here are some resources that may help you find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about trees.

Still have questions? Need more assistance?

Ask the Arborist and a Georgia Forestry Commission Certified Arborist will try to help you identify the source of your tree problem.


The Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) provides technical assistance to communities and individuals throughout Georgia to help manage and conserve community trees and forests. The GFC does not conduct individual site visits. However, we are able to electronically answer technical questions about management, tree planting and care, insect and disease issues, and tree conservation through the Ask the Arborist portal on the GFC website. We maintain a broad digital library of publications that illuminates issues and opportunities for tree care and management. Digital images may also be reviewed to help determine the best course of action. GFC also provides a list of Arborists certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) who conduct fee-based site visits to help homeowners determine their tree care solutions.