In April 2011, tornadoes struck many southern U.S. states, taking lives and destroying homes, businesses, and city infrastructure – including thriving community trees. To help restore the many environmental, economic, and social health benefits that trees provided in these storm-struck Georgia communities, the Georgia Tree Council (GTC), in cooperation with the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC), established the Georgia ReLeaf Program to bring community forests back to life by planting trees in public areas such as parks, schools, main streets, and business districts.

In addition to tree planting for canopy restoration, the Georgia ReLeaf program also makes funding available for tree planting projects benefitting or involving our military veterans who have served our country and that contribute to tree equity in under-resourced communities. Tree Giveaway Events for residents that fall under these categories are also eligible for funding.

Program Objectives

The objectives of the Georgia ReLeaf Program are to:

  1. Restore the environmental, economic, and social health of Georgia communities
  2. Help sustain health and diversity in Georgia’s community forests
  3. Provide technical assistance to communities
  4. Improve planning efforts of city administrators, municipal tree departments, and tree boards
  5. Provide opportunities and recognition for veterans who have served our country in the
    armed forces.
  6. Contribute to tree equity in under-resourced communities.

For complete grant guidelines and requirements, please click here to view the application.

Applications must be e-mailed to marylynne@gatreecouncil.org by October 15, 2021.


Helpful Resources
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GA ReLeaf Tree Species flyers

Tree Species specifics and planting information.

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Georgia-ReLeaf-Grant-Application 2021

To help restore the many environmental, economic, and social health benefits that trees provide in storm-struck Georgia communities, to honor/involve our military veterans, and/or to contribute to tree equity in our communities the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) and the Georgia Tree Council (GTC), working in partnership with funding from the U.S. Forest Service, is offering the Georgia ReLeaf Grant Program.

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GFC and Georgia ReLeaf Grant Program – How to Plant a 5 Gallon Containerized Tree

How to plant a 5 gallon containerized tree from the Southwest Georgia ReLeaf Tree Giveaway.

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Georgia ReLeaf – Trees Species Selection for Southwest Georgia Giveaways

A selection of 10 trees in the Southwest Georgia ReLeaf Tree Giveaway.

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