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May is a month for celebrating! Graduations, Memorial Day, tolerable temperatures, and anticipation for the relaxation that summertime provides are all reasons to herald these special 30 days.

Did you know that May is also Clean Air Month? In 1972, the American Lung Association created the week-long event to raise awareness about the importance of clean air for public health and our environment. Click here to Learn More

Cost Share & Incentive Programs

- Southern Pine Beetle Cost Share Program
The cost share program for Southern Pine Beetle (SPBP) will soon be accepting applications. Landowners eligible for up to $10,000 for SPB prevention practices.

-Invasive Plant Control Cost Share Program
The sign up period will open soon. Target Species are Privet sp., Japanese climbing fern, Chinese Tallowtree, Chinaberry, Callery Pear, Non-native olive sp., Kudzu, and Wisteria.

Additional information on both programs can be found on the cost share webpage or by contacting your local GFC forester. Learn More

Urban and Community Forestry Grant Programs

- Georgia ReLeaf - up to $15,000 for tree planting & tree giveaways projects. Application period is open May 1 – July 15.

- Trees Across Georgia (TAG) - up to $150,000 for community forestry projects such as tree inventories, workforce development, heat island mitigation, staffing, storm planning, etc. Application period now open!

- Technical Assistance - GFC will provide canopy mapping, code and policy audits, and planning assistance to communities under 50,000 in population through its partner, the Green Infrastructure Center. Guidelines and more information can be found here. Learn More

Now Playing: The Georgia Forestry Forum Podcast

Did you know GFC has a podcast? We recently launched The Georgia Forestry Forum, a podcast centered around all things trees, fire, and forestry.

Click here to listen and Learn More