Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized nonprofit citizens’ group dedicated to protecting Atlanta’s urban forest through planting, conservation, and education.
Trees Atlanta has worked for more than 30 years to reclaim Atlanta’s title of the “city in the forest” as the city’s urban forest rapidly disappears. By planting and maintaining over 113,000 trees to date and developing education initiatives, Trees Atlanta and countless volunteers strive to improve the health of the tree canopy in Atlanta’s neighborhoods and make this dream a reality.
Trees Atlanta’s programs such as NeighborWoods, Forest Restoration, Education, and Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum work to preserve, expand, and improve the health of the tree canopy in Atlanta’s neighborhoods.
Did you know?
- Atlanta has lost over 60% of its tree canopy since the 1970’s.
- Temperatures downtown are 3-6 degrees hotter than surrounding neighborhoods due to tree loss.
- An urban city requires an average of 40% tree coverage to maintain healthy air and normal temperatures.
- Development destroys an estimated 54 acres of trees everyday in Atlanta.
How can you help?
Learn - Access to information and education are important tools for increasing awareness and making difference.
Do - get your hands dirty during year round planting and maintenance projects or volunteer your time in other ways.
Give - Your support and contributions make Trees Atlanta’s work possible. As a non-profit, we rely heavily on donations to make Atlanta a cleaner, greener city.