Tree Planting

Preserving our natural forest, one neighborhood at a time.


Planting trees to protect and expand Atlanta’s tree canopy is a fundamental part of Trees Atlanta’s mission. To maximize community impact, Trees Atlanta concentrates its planting efforts in areas where they are needed most—around schools and in parks, neighborhoods, and business districts. To date, Trees Atlanta has planted more than 133,000 trees throughout the metro area.

We plant trees through two major planting programs:


Started in 2001, the NeighborWoods program brings together volunteers and neighborhood representatives with Trees Atlanta team members to plant trees throughout Atlanta. Trees Atlanta provides the trees, tools, and planting expertise to ensure the trees thrive, while volunteers contribute their energy and passion for making their community a better place.

It is difficult to overstate the importance of a vibrant tree canopy featuring healthy native species of trees. Preserving and expanding the canopy of metro Atlanta has been the objective of Trees Atlanta since its founding, and the NeighborWoods program is an essential component of that mission.

Interested in having trees planted in your neighborhood? Here are two ways we can help:


Front Yard Tree Program

Are you a City of Atlanta, Brookhaven, Chamblee or Sandy Springs resident? Learn how to get your front yard tree.

Yard Tree Program

Neighborhood Tree Planting

We don't just plant trees, we plant communities. Find out how you can get trees planted in your neighborhood.

Neighborhood Tree Planting

Urban Trees

The Urban Trees program focuses on planting large ball and burlap trees along major traffic corridors in our most urban environments, public rights-of-way, parks, and public green spaces. These trees make Atlanta’s roads and highways more beautiful, and research also shows that street trees help decrease the speed of traffic, reduce the noise and air pollution from cars and trucks, and encourage pedestrians to walk along roadways.

In the past, Trees Atlanta has worked with a small group of trusted contractors to conduct this work. In 2016, we decided to bring this work in-house. You will see our staff planting large urban trees along the Atlanta BeltLine, along major roadways and in city centers.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. ” - Margaret Mead