Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized nonprofit citizens’ group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating
|Mission||Trees Atlanta is a nationally-recognized nonprofit citizens' group that protects and improves Atlanta's urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating.|
Founded in 1985 by Central Atlanta Progress (the downtown business leaders association), the Atlanta Commissioner of Parks, and the Junior League of Atlanta, Trees Atlanta was initially tasked with improving the tree canopy in downtown Atlanta. Despite the fact that the Atlanta metropolitan area is recognized by the National Forest Service as “the most heavily forested urban area in the country”, the Atlanta Central Business District was severely lacking in trees compared to other major cities across the country and around the world. Trees Atlanta met that challenge head-on, planting 40+ shade trees in downtown Atlanta in its first year. Since then, Trees Atlanta has expanded its focus to the entire metro area (inside I-285), and 107,000 trees later, the mission continues to evolve.
|Founded||Trees Atlanta was founded in 1985 by Central Atlanta Progress, the Junior League of Atlanta, Inc., and the Atlanta Parks Commissioner. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We invite you to be a part of our community.|
A schedule of events and volunteer opportunities can be found by visiting our website or viewing "EVENTS" on this page. http://treesatlanta.org/calendar
Our beautiful event space and meeting facilities at the Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center are also available for rental to the public. http://treesatlanta.org/support-us/rent-our-venue
Other FAQs answered here: http://treesatlanta.org/faqs