Trees Atlanta

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United States of America - Georgia - Atlanta

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Trees Atlanta

Founded in 1985 by Central Atlanta Progress, the Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. and the Atlanta Parks Commissioner, Trees Atlanta has been a prime force in addressing Atlanta's tree loss, creating increased green space, and conserving the city's trees.

Trees Atlanta has:
~Planted and distributed more than 75,000 shade trees (view map)
~Cared for more than 100,000 trees
~Recruited thousands of volunteers (we communicate with 4,000+ per week)
~Educated an average of 2,000 children and adults annually about the importance of urban trees and how to plant and properly care for them

Nearly 25 years after its inception, Trees Atlanta has inspired thousands of Atlanta citizens to advocate for better tree ordinances to protect the city's urban landscape, an integral action that has resulted in Trees Atlanta becoming one of the most widely known and supported non-profits throughout metro-Atlanta, and a highly regarded community steward of our urban environment. With several programs in operation at the Platinum LEED-certified Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center, this citizens' group shows no sign of slowing down.

Main Address:
Trees Atlanta
225 Chester Avenue, SE
Georgia 30316 United States of America

Telephone: (404) 522-4097
Fax: (404) 681-4909
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Connie Veates and Greg Levine, Co-Executive Directors
    Curator's Name: Kelly Ridenhour, Associate Director - Design
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Other
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1985
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 33.7480500
    Longitude: -84.3598160
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Open to public: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 4587
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: No
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes