Dedicated to protecting Atlanta’s urban forest through planting, conservation, and education
Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta works tirelessly to address Atlanta’s tree loss, protect its forests, and create new green space. Empowered by its wonderful community of volunteers, Trees Atlanta serves the metro Atlanta area, and has grown to become one of Atlanta’s most widely known and supported non-profit organizations. Our mission statement: Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized citizens group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating.
If you have a passion for trees and conservation, there is a perfect volunteer opportunity waiting for you at Trees Atlanta. We offer a wide range of programs and services that provide a fun and rewarding experience for our dedicated volunteers.
Join us each and every Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon for hands-on tree planting, tree care, and forest restoration projects.
For more than a decade, the NeighborWoods volunteers have planted thousands of trees in neighborhoods all across the city. This program also educates community members on the benefits of trees and teaches proper maintenance for long-term tree health. We require that a neighborhood or city (inside the 285 perimeter) have a need for 30 or more trees in front yards and/or public right-of-way, and also have neighborhood participation. Email Susan Cunningham today to turn your neighborhood into a NeighborWoods community.
The Forest Restoration program brings neighborhoods together to work towards the restoration of existing forest areas. Though there are hundreds of acres of protected green space in metro Atlanta, this program is unique in that it seeks to remove invasive species, and restore and preserve our precious native green spaces.
The TreeKeepers program is designed to educate volunteers by giving them a deeper, in-depth understanding of tree preservation. Participants receive specialized training and certification through classes, workshops, and hands-on demonstrations. Graduates of TreeKeepers are then able to lead projects for Trees Atlanta.