GFC’s Community Foresters provide technical assistance to cities, counties, elementary schools, college campuses, homeowners and nonprofit organizations through the Sustainable Community Forestry Program (SCFP). We have assembled a collection of resources for community members.

TitleDescriptionDocument Type
3. Community Tree Planting and Establishment Guidelines

This Document is intended to aid homeowners and local government staff in planting and directing the establishment and maintenance of community trees.

Arbor Day

Resources and ideas for local celebrations.

Page on GFC Website
Ask the Arborist

Online assistance for homeowner’s questions about the trees in your yard.

Page on GFC Website
Athens Community Tree CouncilExternal Website
Coastal Arborist Association

The Coastal Arborist Association (CAA) was founded in 2015 to provide education, training, and fellowship to arborists in the coastal region of Georgia and South Carolina.

External Website
Community Forestry Assistance Program

GFC’s Sustainable Community Forestry Program (SCFP) provides technical support to cities, counties, elementary schools, college campuses, home owners and nonprofit organizations.

Page on GFC Website
Community Forestry Friend Program Application

The Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) is rewarding communities and campuses implementing
exemplary urban forestry programs with a Community Forestry Friend social media badge. Earning
the badge means your community manages its trees with the best urban and community forestry
practices, partners and professionalism. Download application to apply for the Community Forestry Friend program.

Georgia ReLeaf Program

Georgia ReLeaf efforts to help south Georgia communities replace tree canopy lost to severe storms and other communities planting trees for veterans.

External Website
Georgia Tree Council

Tree advocacy group who works to sustain Georgia’s green legacy by partnering with individuals, organizations, and communities in raising awareness toward improving and maintaining Georgia’s community forests.

External Website
Hazards of the Forest

Foresters and others who work outside and those who enjoy being in the outdoors are often confronted with hazards that can cause sickness, injury, or death. This booklet provides a brief description of those hazards to help you avoid an unpleasant encounter.

Native Trees of Georgia Book

Book showing illustrations of trees native to Georgia.

Save Energy – Plant Trees!

This video provides insights into the value of planting trees.

Storm Mitigation Template

Community Forest Storm Mitigation Plan for Georgia Communities Template

Storm Mitigation Workbook

Community Forest Storm Mitigation Planning for Georgia Communities Workbook

Tree City USA, Tree Campus Higher Education® and Tree Line USA Programs

Celebrating communities all across America that are creating healthier and more abundant community forests.

Page on GFC Website
Urban Forest Strike Team

This video outlines the work of GFC’s Urban Forest Strike Team, which helps communities deal with the aftermath of severe storms.


Tree Advocacy Organizations