Tree Ordinance East
Tree Ordinance East

Tree Ordinance East
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3/12/2019 6:30 PM
225 Chester Ave. SE
Atlanta, GA 30316, US
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Community Call to Action
Improving Atlanta's Canopy & Tree Protection Ordinance 

March 12, 2019 (Tuesday)
This event is free with registration.

6:30 PM Doors open for networking and light snacks & refreshments*

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Presentation

8:00 - 8:30 PM Write letters to City of Atlanta
You are invited to stay for a brief letter writing session immediately following the presentation.

Trees Atlanta - Kendeda Center
225 Chester Avenue, Atlanta 30316

* Food: We invite you to enjoy pizza and beverages with us at this event.
Please RSVP so that we are able to order the right amount. Should your plans change, please update us. Thank you!


This summer (2019) the City of Atlanta is scheduled for a Tree Protection Ordinance rewrite, update, and vote by the City Council. Now is the time for us to engage and rally for our priorities.

Atlanta is known as the "City in the Forest." Our trees are more than icons, they are fundamental for our city's well-being and long-term sustainability. How can we better protect our valuable tree canopy as Atlanta's pace of development accelerates?

The time is now to influence and support decision and law makers to improve our Tree Protection Ordinance. We need more trees planted, existing canopy saved, and forested land purchased for preservation. City managers are working on drafting ordinance updates and changes now. Let the City know what we believe are the priorities of local environmental organizations and concerned citizens like you. This event is to share ideas, as well as to suggest what citizens can do right now to have a voice in the process.

Expected City Council vote on Tree Protection Ordinance updates and changes is approximately late spring or summer. We will keep you informed of proceedings as they become known.

This presentation will be repeated in March, April, and May in various locations around the City of Atlanta. Please return to our calendar to see future event dates and locations should you miss the March 12th event.


Thank you Atlanta!
This series of community meetings is made possible through the collaboration and support of a growing roster of Partners, including: 

Atlanta Audubon Society
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
City in the Forest
Georgia Arborist Association
Georgia Forestry Commission
Park Pride
The Conservation Fund
The Nature Conservancy

The Trust for Public Land
Tree Next Door
Trees Atlanta
West Atlanta Watershed Alliance

We will continue to add supporting partners: if your organization's name does not yet appear, we are updating regularly. If your nonprofit, neighborhood association, or community group would like to add your organization's name in support of this effort, please send an email to for additional information.

General questions? Please email:

Parking spaces are first come, first served. Please arrive early to accommodate traffic and consider ride share, biking, or walking due to limited parking.

Photo credit: John Becker

Cancellation Policy
We will be providing refreshments at this event; to help us prepare, please update any changes in your registration. Thank you! Programs have limited capacity. Please update your registration if you are unable to attend so that guests who may be on a wait list can be notified.

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