Urban Forestry

Savannah, also known as The Forest City, is renowned for its remarkable urban forest and has a long-standing commitment to this resource. 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. A more recent example of the City’s leadership understanding the important role the urban forest plays can be seen by the designation of the Northern end of Forsyth Park as an Arboretum in 2010.

Because of the actions of the Urban Forestry program 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 Urban Forestry program has also received the Grand Award for Outstanding Community Service (2000 and 2007) and the Outstanding Urban Arboriculture Grand Award (2017) from the Georgia Urban Forest Council.

A variety of professional tree-related services are provided to the public for maintenance of trees within the City rights of way. Residents may simply call 311 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) during regular business hours to request a service or report a problem. After hours, emergency requests should be called into the 24-hour dispatch center at (912) 351-3434.

Services Include:
Hazard/Emergency Tree Removal

Tree Down/Limb Down

Tree Pruning

Tree Planting

Stump Grinding

Please Note: The Greenscapes Division does not pick up tree debris from private property.