Donate to GUFC

The Georgia Urban Forest Council, Inc. is a 501 c (3) nonprofit organization with the mission of sustaining Georgia’s green legacy by helping communities grow healthy trees. We fulfill our mission by bringing educational conferences and workshops in urban forestry to communities around the state and by providing resources and networking opportunities to those working for a healthy tree canopy in their towns and cities.

We rely upon your support! Please consider making a financial contribution to the Georgia Urban Forest Council’s operations and help us bring urban forestry knowledge to those who need it – the treekeepers in your community. As a “thank you” for each valued gift of $35, we’re happy to send you a tree print of a Georgia tree, from a painting by artist Barry Nehr  commissioned for GUFC.  (If you’d like to donate to the Georgia ReLeaf program specifically, please visit our Georgia ReLeaf page.)

You’ll receive an e-mail receipt for your donation and a thank you letter.  We appreciate your support of the Georgia Urban Forest Council.

After making your online donation, please e-mail gufc@gufc.org specifying your tree print(s) of choice, your shipping address, and a contact phone number.

If you’d like to donate with a check, please send check payable to the Georgia Urban Forest Council to GUFC, P.O. Box 2199, Stone Mountain Georgia 30086, with a note specifying your desired tree print(s), a shipping address, and a contact phone number.

GUFC Tree Prints from Paintings by Barry Nehr

The Friendship Oak – Albany, Georgia (17.5″ x 23.5″)

Flowering Dogwood – Athens, Georgia (23.5″ x 17.5″). Located beside Prince Avenue at the Athens Regional Medical Center, this tree was donated by the Sunset Garden Club and planted by Charles L. Poore in 1951. It is known to be one of the largest dogwood trees in the state.

Willow Oak – Athens,Georgia (18″ x 24″)  The Lyndon House Willow Oak has grown to its magnificent stature for over 100 years.  Possibly the largest willow oak in Athens, the full crown and fluted trunk anchor the campus of the Lyndon House Arts Center.  Recognizing it as a landmark tree, the Lyndon House Arts Foundation ensured special efforts to incorporate protection measures so that it could continue to stand as sentry to the arts center through the next generation.

White Oak – Athens, Georgia (16″ x 20″). On a quiet, cobblestone byway in historic Athens stands the stately descendent of the original “Tree That Owns Itself.”  The ancestor of this present day white oak was willed the possession of itself and all land within eight feet by William H. Jackson in 1820.  When the original tree died in 1942, its acorns were planted, and an offspring selected and transplanted in the original spot, becoming “the only tree in the world that inherited the land on which its forebear stood.”

Beech Tree – Atlanta, Georgia (17.5″ x 23.5″)  This American Beech Tree is located in the John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve in Fulton County.  More than 100 years old, this tree has a diameter of almost 2 feet 6 inches and a height of 60 feet.  The land on which it grows was virgin forest until 1866.  Today the Big Trees Forest Preserve is designed and managed as a forest education center.

Eastern Cottonwood – Atlanta, Georgia (17.5″ x 23.5″)  This tree grows near the National Historic Registered Atlanta Medical Association building on Atlanta’s famous Peachtree Street. A proud living replica of Atlanta’s growing history, the tree is 100 feet tall with a 40 foot spread and was designated a “specimen tree” in 1981 by the City of Atlanta Tree Preservation Board.  (1997)

Emory Oaks – Atlanta, Georgia (19″ x 15″)  The Glenn Memorial Oaks are water oaks growing in front of Glenn Memorial Methodist Church.  The church is a memorial to REv. Wilbur Fisk Glenn, an Emory alumnus and for 50 years a Methodist minister.  The first service was held in the church on October 4, 1931.  These magnificent oaks, planted soon after the opening of the church now provide a pastoral setting for the church and for passersby.  Both trees are over 4 feet in diameter.

Ginkgo Tree – Augusta, Georgia (17″ x 23″)

Sand Post Oak – Augusta, Georgia (24″ x 18″). Located at Westover Cemetery and designated as a National Champion Tree by the American Forestry Association.

Laurel Oak – Columbus, Georgia (14″ x 11″) The Linwood Oak is a laurel oak growing in Columbus’ historic Linwood Cemetery. Located in the oldest part of the cemetery, which was established in 1828, the tree dates back to at least that year. Its massive branches overhand the lots of many families significant to local history.

Bald Cypress – Griffin, Georgia (13.5″ x 17″) On the Griffin Campus of the University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences lives this stately Bald Cypress.  The lone survivor of five trees planted in February of 1976, it stands as a sentinel at the western entrance. (1999)

Sugar Maple – Gainesville, Georgia (18″ x 23.5″)  Resplendent in its fall dress, this magnificent sugar maple graces the front lawn of the historic Dunlap House on Green Street in Gainesville. Dunlap House was built in 1912 by Samuel C. Dunlap as a wedding present for his son, S.C. Dunlap, Jr., and his bride Eva Riley.  The sugar maple was designated Gainesville’s official city tree November 11, 1988.

Plantation Oak – Jekyll Island, Georgia (16.25″ x 12″). The largest and oldest tree on the island. Located near the Crane Cottage, the oak is estimated to be 350 years old with a 7’3″ diameter trunk and canopy spread of 128′.

Flowering Cherry Trees – Macon, Georgia (22″ x 17″)

Historic Deodar Cedar – McDonough, Georgia (20″ x 26″). One of the historic McDonough Deodar Cedars planted in 1920 for the Henry County centennial celebration.

Yarbrough Oak – Oxford, Georgia (23.5″ x 17.5″). This white oak was named “Prince of the Forest” by the Reverend John Yarbrough, who began a tradition of devotion to the tree in the 1920s. In 1929, the commissioners of Oxford deeded the tree to itself. During 1999 – 2001, seedlings were propagated and distributed.

September Elm – Rome, Georgia (15 x 20″). Located at the top of Myrtle Hill Cemetery, facing the Coosa River.

Candler Oak – Savannah, Georgia (22.5″ x 16″). This historic live oak is located south of the corner of Drayton and E. Gaston Streets and is thought to be about 300 years old.  It boasts the first conservation easement in the U.S. formed for an individual tree; the small conservation easement in the U.S., consisting of 6,804 square feet; and a diameter of 63″, a circumference of 16.5′, height of 50′ and an average crown spread of 110.25′.

Troup County Heritage Trees (23.5″ x 18″). Six post oaks and a shagbark hickory at Oak Grove Congregational Church.

Magnolia Tree at Madison-Morgan Cultural Center – Madison, Georgia (18″ x 24″)

Oaks on Broadway – Columbus, GA (approx. 18″ x 24″)

Magnolia - Columbus, Georgia (18" x 24")

Magnolia – Columbus, Georgia (16.5″ x 23.5″)  Our apologies, but this print is no longer available. 
This grand southern magnolia stands on a hillside overlooking downtown Columbus.  It shares the cultivated rustic garden with a cold spring that flows into a large pool at the base of Sunset Terrace, former home of Columbus Industrialist W.C. Bradley.  The garden was designed by the Frederick Laws Olmstead firm in the 1920s and has been renovated by the Columbus Museum.

 

 

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