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…healthy wildlife habitats. Download fact sheet to learn more. PDF Green Cities: Active Living Recent research indicates that quality outdoor environments affect activity attitudes and behaviors. Urban greening contributes to…

Georgia Burn Ban Begins May 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 30, 2020 Georgia’s annual ban on outdoor burning begins May 1 in 47 counties. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) puts the restrictions in place during…

Sudden Oak Death (SOD) in Georgia

…Oak Death pathogen has now been found in 17 nurseries throughout Georgia. Georgia Department of Agriculture nursery inspectors inspect plants imported into our state, and continue to intercept some infected…

Five-Year Plan

The purpose of the Five-Year Plan for Georgia’s Urban and Community Forests is to: provide strategic direction for urban and community forest programs coordinate statewide efforts to value, conserve, manage…

Urban & Community Forestry

Healthy community and urban forests are integral to the lives of all Georgians. The Georgia Forestry Commission’s urban and community foresters help protect and promote Georgia’s urban forests by: Providing…

Annual Northern Georgia Burn Ban Begins May 1

…54 counties affected by the ban are: Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Bibb, Butts, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Columbia, Coweta, Crawford, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Gordon,…

GFC U&CF Technical Assistance Program

…expansion of healthy urban trees requires a suite of tools that many communities need to have. These include: A map of the urban forest to know: Where are trees abundant,…

Grant Funding Available for Urban and Community Forestry Management

…completely serving disadvantaged communities. Eligible projects will address staff and workforce development, technical assistance, storm readiness and resiliency, heat island mitigation, urban food forests, and urban wood utilization. For more…

North Georgia Burn Ban Helps Boost Air Quality

…While campfires and barbecues are exempt the burn ban, the risk of wildfire in Georgia is always a concern. An increase in the number of wildfires has been recorded in…

Green Infrastructure Resources

…how urban trees help mitigate problems associated with stormwater runoff. This resource is designed to provide Urban Foresters and Natural Resource Managers some helpful urban forest management strategies to maximize…