This year, 15 communities in Georgia were certified as a Tree City USA for the first time. They are:

  • Arcade
  • Bowersville
  • Canon
  • Carnesville
  • Chamblee
  • Chickamauga
  • Crawfordville
  • Demorest
  • Grayson
  • Hephzibah
  • Lexington
  • Lyerly
  • Siloam
  • Walnut Grove
  • Winterville

By the numbers, 29.87% of Georgia’s population lives in a Tree City USA community.

  • The longest running Tree City USA community in Georgia is Columbus, which is celebrating 40 years in the program.
  • Georgia’s longest active Growth Award recipient is the City of Cornelia at 26 years.
  • Atlanta is the largest Tree City USA and the Town of Buckhead (population 171), in Morgan County, is the smallest.

Trees make an important impact on Georgia’s economy. $26,163,860.12 is spent on urban forestry management in Georgia by Tree City USAs, an average of $8.58 per capita.

Our Tree City USA, Tree Campus USA and Tree Line USA communities and utilities will be recognized at our three statewide Arbor Day celebrations on February 15, in Atlanta, Athens and Woodbine. Register here: www.gufc.org 

Photo Caption: Arbor Day tree planting 2017 in Grayson, GA.

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