Community Tree Program

About the Program

Welcome to the Athens-Clarke County Community Tree Program. You will find a wealth of information about tree care, forest management, and other information related to trees in the Athens-Clarke County community.

Athens-Clarke County recognizes that trees are a critical component needed for public health and safety, environmental health, and enhancement of our quality of life. The Community Tree Program is designed to conserve and professionally manage publicly-owned trees while providing education and support for private tree owners and managers.

Community Tree Council Seeks Members
The Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County is seeking qualified candidates to fill two (2) positions on the Community Tree Council (CTC). The CTC provides information and recommendations on community tree policy and procedures to Athens-Clarke County officials, staff, and the public, and offers educational opportunities and activities promoting responsible management of community tree resources. Recent activities of the CTC have included coordinating the Trees for Tomorrow Program to plan commemorative trees in public places, engaging with the Clarke County School District to improve tree conservation, evaluating options to reuse the urban wood generated by the Clayton Street Streetscape Renovation Project, and hosting an annual tree fair and children’s tree climbing event. The CTC meets monthly on the second Monday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and additional committee work is conducted between these meetings. Please see for more information on the CTC's mission and activities.

Applicants must be Athens-Clarke County residents and registered voters. The deadline for receiving applications is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 2014. Based upon the applications received, the CTC Nominations Committee will select a number of individuals for brief interviews. After making their final selections, a recommendation for appointments will then be sent from the Council to the Mayor and Commission for final approval. The terms of office will begin in August 2014. Members may be nominated for additional terms.

Applications are available online. Completed applications should be returned to the Landscape Management Division office via mail or in-person (2555 Lexington Road, Athens, GA 30605), via email (, or via fax to 706-613-3566.

Tree Program Resources

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