Tree Ordinance Administration
Park & Tree Commission
Garden of Fragrance in Forsyth Park
Public Works & Water Resources Bureau
Park & Tree
The City of Savannah has a grand history as
The Forest City
. General James Oglethorpe founded the colony of Georgia in 1733. One of the first ordinances in the new colony was a prohibition against cutting trees, stating “No tree may be cut without the express permission of Noble Jones”. As early as 1891, trees were planted in an organized manner along streets and boulevards, and in parks and squares. In 1896, the Park and Tree Commission was established to assure the orderly forestation and beautification of the entire City.
Savannah is renowned for its remarkable urban forest and long standing commitment to its urban forest resource. Savannah has been recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a
Tree City USA
since 1985 and has also been recognized as a
Sterling City USA
for its long standing commitment to professional management and improvement of the urban forest resource. The City’s urban forestry program received
Grand Awards for Outstanding Community Service
from the Georgia Urban Forest Council in 2000 and 2007.
Savannah's Urban Forestry Program provides a variety of professional tree related services to the public for trees within the City rights of ways. Residents may simply call
(8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
during regular business hours to request service or report a problem. After hours,
requests should be called into the
24-hour dispatch center at
Please Note: The Park and Tree Department
pick up tree debris from private property.
Service Request Pruning
Preventive Maintenance Pruning
Hazard Emergency Tree Removal
Tree Down/Limb Down
The Northern end of Forsyth Park is designated by City Council as an Arboretum.
P.O. Box 1027
2 East Bay St., Savannah, GA 31401
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