Danville Man Named GA Forester of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 10, 2023 The Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) has named Danville, GA. resident Gabe Outlaw its 2022 Forester of the Year. The honor is given annually to…

Storm Mitigation Planning

Planning Both communities and arborists need to plan ahead for storms. An effective storm plan will help to minimize a storm’s impacts on your community forest. GFC can help communities…

Georgia Forestry Commission Director Named by Governor Kemp

Governor Brian Kemp has appointed Georgia forestry veteran Timothy M. Lowrimore to serve as state forester and director of the Georgia Forestry Commission. Following a swearing-in ceremony on December 21…

Gary White Named GFC Interim Director

Georgia Forestry Commission Deputy Director Gary White has been appointed to the post of Interim Director for the agency. Governor Brian Kemp requested White assume the role of State Forester,…

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

…biological control agents. On March 1, 2021, the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) proposed repeal of Chapter 224-3, “Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine,” in its entirety. Following an open comment period, on…

Care For Your Community’s Trees

…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….

GFC U&CF Technical Assistance Program

…Provided? You will need to complete a short self-assessment survey for your community that takes about 20 minutes to complete online. The survey helps us to determine what support is…

Community Wildfire Protection Plan

…homeowners associations environmental organizations A completed CWPP is circulated to the community and posted on their public website so citizens can understand their local risk and prepare accordingly. CWPP plans…

Outstanding GFC Employees Honored by State Legislators

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2020 The Georgia Forestry Commission has named its outstanding groups of employees for 2019, and last week they were recognized at the state capitol. “We’re…