Thank you to contributors and supporters of our Georgia ReLeaf efforts to help south Georgia communities replace tree canopy lost to severe storms in 2016-17.
Projects recently funded:
Town of Thunderbolt, GA Project: Thunderbolt, Georgia Tree Restoration Project This project is identifying and replacing trees that have been damaged by storms in the past several years and restoring the town’s tree canopy..
The City of Statesboro, GA Project: City of Statesboro ReLeaf project This project is replacing trees lost during Hurricane Matthew in Edgewood Acres Park, Willie McTell Walking Trail, and Eastside Cemetery.
Thomasville Landmarks Project: ReLeaf Thomasville This project will replace trees lost to storms in Thomasville, GA, a city legendary for its live oak trees.
The Jekyll Island Authority Project: Captain Wylly Scenic Corridor Enhancement Project The purpose of this project is to restore the tree canopy that was damaged during Hurricane Matthew on Jekyll Island, GA.
For a list of all Georgia ReLeaf grantees to date, click here.
Thank you to the Georgia Pacific Foundation, the Georgia Power Company, Weyerhaeuser, Effortless Outdoor Media, Goosebumps Productions/Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Lawrenceville Woman’s Club and numerous individual donors for contributions to Georgia ReLeaf over the years.
YOU CAN HELP, TOO, BY SUPPORTING GEORGIA RELEAF!
In April, 2011, tornadoes struck many southern U.S. states, taking lives and destroying homes, businesses, and city infrastructure – including thriving community trees. To help restore the many environmental, economic, and social health benefits that trees provided in these storm-struck Georgia communities, the Georgia Urban Forest Council (GUFC), in cooperation with the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC), established the Georgia ReLeaf program to bring urban forests back to life by planting trees in public areas such as parks, schools, main streets, and business districts.
In addition to tree planting for canopy restoration, the Georgia ReLeaf program also makes funding available for tree planting projects benefitting or involving our military veterans who have served our country. Examples of projects in this category can include tree planting at facilities such as veterans hospitals, memorial parks, and rehabilitation centers or other tree planting projects that involve veterans in the project implementation.