One Million Trees Initiative

The One Million Trees Initiative is an exciting collaboration of 10 metro Atlanta cities and 10 Atlanta-based nonprofits working together to fight local climate change and environmental stresses from urban growth.

With combined efforts, our goal is to plant and save one million trees across metro Atlanta by 2030.

The one million count will include trees planted on city land, for public projects, preserved in forested areas, and installed by individuals on private property, such as residential yards and businesses.

Photo by Curbed Atlanta

How can you help us reach one million trees?


Plant trees:

  • Organize community projects
  • Encourage planting projects in city-owned properties like parks and greenways
  • Support public project plantings like those at affordable housing, municipal sites, and schools
  • Emphasize private projects like planting in yards, businesses, and parking lots

Save trees:

  • Identify and purchase forests for preservation
  • Support allocation of public funds for the purchase of forests
  • Place private land into conservation easements

Feel inspired:

  • Get involved by personally planting, protecting, and caring for trees
  • Volunteer in the community to plant and care for trees


“One million new trees in metro Atlanta would capture 1.4 billion gallons of water and 530,000 tons of CO2 every year— reducing stormwater runoff, improving water quality, reducing rates of asthma and heat-related illnesses, and improving air quality.” - Matt Westmoreland, Post 2 At-Large Councilmember,
Atlanta City Council

Meet the city partners of the
One Million Trees Initiative:

Meet the nonprofit partners of the
One Million Trees Initiative:

Interested in becoming a partner in the One Million Trees Initiative or have questions?

Please send questions and inquiries to Judy Yi, Director of Outreach and Marketing, by email at or at 404-609-3373.