Trees in busy downtowns, parks, greenspaces, and neighborhoods are known as urban and community forests. Urban forests need specialized care and maintenance.
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 technical assistance to cities, counties, elementary schools, college campuses, homeowners and nonprofit organizations.
- Assisting communities in forming tree boards, developing tree ordinances, and earning recognition for their efforts and celebrating their community’s trees.
- Connecting communities and partners with qualified urban forestry consultants who help manage projects.
- Helping homeowners with storm planning, maintenance and management issues.
- Being ready to respond when storms strike.
- Arming homeowners, community officials and arborists with information that helps them connect and engage to make a collective, greener impact on the state.