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 Athens-Clarke County Community Tree Council (CTC) is seeking qualified candidates to fill two positions on its board. 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. 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 programs.

Applicants must be Clarke County residents and registered voters. The deadline for receiving applications is Friday, January 31, 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 be sent to the Mayor and Commission for final approval. Members may be nominated for additional terms.

Applications are available online. Completed applications should be returned to the Central Services office in-person (150 E. Hancock Avenue, Athens, GA 30601), via email (, or via fax to 706-613-3533.

Tree Program Resources