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White County Community Forest Education Project*
*A joint project of the White County Chamber of Commerce and Sautee-Nacoochee Center


Make the public aware of the value of trees

Provide training and education on tree-friendly development and conservation techniques

What YOU can do to help preserve
our community’s tree heritage:

Funds for this project were provided by the Urban and Community Forestry Financial Assistance Program administered through the Georgia Forestry Commission.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD).

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-A, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call 202-720-5964 (voice or TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Benefits of Trees - According to the Georgia Forestry Commission:

  • One acre of healthy trees produces enough oxygen for 18 people per day.
  • Trees filter air pollution.
  • In one year, an acre of trees absorbs the amount of carbon dioxide you produce when you drive your car 26,000 miles.
  • Trees conserve our precious water resources by reducing water runoff, and help to prevent soil erosion.
  • Trees decrease your energy costs. Trees placed strategically around a home or building can reduce heating and cooling costs from 10-50%.
  • Trees increase property values. Building lots with trees routinely sell for 10% more than sites without trees.
  • Tree reduce noise pollution by absorbing and blocking urban noise.
  • Trees can be a haven of wildlife and plant diversity in the midst of the city.
  • Trees provide a cool, green, shady place in which to live, work, and play.

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Click on a link below to learn about good examples of tree preservation and landscaping in White County
(in pdf format – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)


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Seminars on tree-friendly construction techniques

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Articles on Tree Conservation
(in pdf format – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)


*in the case of some larger files, dial-up visitors may prefer to right-click on the links (Mac-users: control-click) and save them to your hard drive, rather than trying to view them in your browser.

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Links to tree conservation information and environmental organizations:

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How to nominate a business or non-profit to receive an award for tree preservation and good landscaping

  • Contact Ted Doll at 706-878-2526 or tdoll@alltel.net
  • Contact Lark or Tom Hutto at 706-865-7017

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Participate in local celebrations of National Arbor Day (Third Friday in February)

  • Contact Michael Harris, White County Extension Agent at 706-865-2832
  • Contact Jerry Elkin, City Manager of Helen at 706-878-2733
  • Contact the Cleveland City Manager at 706-865-2017

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