Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) offers services for cities, counties, elementary schools and college campuses through the Sustainable Community Forestry Program (SCFP).
Over 100 Georgia cities and counties celebrate Georgia Arbor Day through local events and participation in the Tree City USA program.
Several Georgia college campuses participate in
Tree Campus USA. Our local foresters and rangers and SCFP staff are available to attend local Arbor Day recognition ceremonies and provide technical training on a variety of topics throughout the year.
GFC is contracting with three regional certified arborists to assist with reaching out to new communities. If you are interested in starting an urban and community forestry program in your city or county, or further developing your current urban forestry program, please contact our SCFP staff.
Join the Georgia Grove to network with other tree enthusiasts, post pictures and see what's happening statewide and nationwide in urban forestry. The GFC also posts success stories and information on the SCFP blog.
The Georgia Urban Forest Council hosts quarterly urban forestry educational programs, certified arborist exam preparation courses and an annual conference and awards program in cities and counties across the state. Scholarships may be offered for tree board members to attend.
The Georgia Urban Forest Council also raises funds through their annual Arbor Jam fundraiser for Georgia ReLeaf. Cities and counties can receive funds through Georgia ReLeaf for replanting larger size trees after a storm or natural disaster.
Elementary schools are eligible to participate in the GFC's Making the Shade Program to help replant trees to shade playground equipment.