Energy Saving Trees In Georgia

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The Energy Saving Trees program has a tremendous projected impact in Georgia with our 2000+ participants. If your community was not part of the program, write your local utility company in support of this great program and be a part of the change. 

Explore our tab above "Energy Saving Trees" to learn more about the program.

2017's Great American Tree Nominees

The American Grove has launched its annual competition for the extraordinary tree that will represent the nation’s canopy as 2017's "Great American Tree." The competition theme this year is "trees that epitomize the meaning of summer," such as trees that provide cool summer shade, hold tire swings, or bring back summer memories.

Non-members are now able to vote for 2017's Great American Tree, however we do recommend you become part of American Grove online tree-loving community!

Click to view our 30 uniques nominations before casting your vote here!

The top 5 trees will be presented to our All-star urban forestry panel where 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be determined. Our winners will be announced on September 1st! 

The first place winner will receive $500, second place is $250, and third place is $100. The winning tree will earn a feature on The American Grove homepage, along with a lasting legacy under the Great American Tree tab showing winners from previous years. Our national competition is in its third year.The 2016 Great American Tree was The Largest Tree in Arkansas,’ a champion bald cypress.

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  • The Sustainable Urban Forest: A Step-by-Step Approach

    Michael Leff will lead Penn State's Community Forestry Management Monthly Webinar Series to discuss a handbook to a successful urban forest. This webinar will serve as an orientation to this guide designed to help urban forest managers assess the state of their urban forest, identify issues and opportunities, and chart a path toward long-term sustainability.

    TOMORROW: August 15, 2017, 12 PM – 1 PM (Eastern Time)

    Join the free webinar here

    (Enter the webinar as a guest by typing your name in the name box and click the “Enter Room” button.)

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  • Join Chris Peiffer, Director of Urban Forestry Consulting Services, Plan-It Geo, LLC on Tuesday July 25th to learn about relavent assessment tools, plans, and technology available to improve tree inventory of your local forest. This one hour webinar will begin at noon (eastern time) and is free to all tree enthusiast. Register here.

    Meeting Registration: Tree Assessments, Plans, and Technology: A Smart Investment for PA Communitie…
    Meeting Registration: Tree Assessments, Plans, and Technology: A Smart Investment for PA Communities - Completely Free Web Conferencing and Meeting S…
  • Thursday July 20 at noon (Eastern) Janusz Zwiazek, PhD, Professor and Tree Physiologist, University of Alberta, will discuss “Tree Growth & Response in a Changing Climate” on our next 'Urban Forestry Today' webcast. Viewing is free and always entertaining! Access US Forestry Today for more info

    Urban Forestry
    The benefits associated with our urban trees are vast and include carbon sequestration, property value enhancement and numerous aesthetic values. It…
  • Citizen Science and Open Data  in Urban ForestryOpportunities and Challenges
    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | 1:00 - 2:15pm ET
    National Urban Forest & Science Delivery Team discuss theories and policy of urban forestry while providing  promoting the strength of urban communities. 
  • i-Tree Webinar with Dr. David Nowak, USDA Forest Service, on "i-Tree: the State of the Science"

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)

    This month, please join Dr. Nowak, as he discusses the science that is powering i-Tree, and looks at the planned future features of scientific research that i-Tree will offer to users.

    Plan to join this one-hour, interactive session, and learn about the importance and value of science, as we move forward on bringing urban forest inventory and analysis tools to the marketplace.

    For more information on i-Tree 2017, please visit

    PRE-REGISTRATION is required for this session in order to provide the most streamlined user experience.  VISIT TO REGISTER for this FREE webcast.

    For more information, go to the Urban Natural Resources Institute website.

  • Sustainable City Network upcoming webinar, The End of Tree Plague, will take place July 7th & 8th 10 am PDT . This 4-hour 2-day course discusses prevention and removal techniques on the invasive tree pests. Tickets for this online training course can be purchased here.

    The End of Tree Plagues - Webinar Series
    Course Description Instructor Peter MacDonagh, FASLA, PLA, ISA, LEED, RHS How do we blunt Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) losses, stop the next tree plag…
  • GreenBlue Urban podcasts explore the effect of stormwater on urban environments with the help of renown guest speakers. This most recent episode can be accessed here.

    Trees, Stormwater and the Built Environment.
  • Urban Forest Connections directs a monthly webinar series held every second Wednesday of the month from 1-2:15. Tune into their next one on June 14th. A collection of past webinars can be found here.

    Urban Forest Connections Webinar - US Forest Service Research & Development
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