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Front Yard Tree Program
Did you know that by living in Atlanta or Sandy Springs, you are eligible for a FREE front yard tree? Arbor Day Foundation has a fantastic ‘NeighborWoods’ program that Trees Atlanta is proud to take part in. In partnership with the City of Atlanta and the City of Sandy Springs, our Front Yard Tree Program provides trees to homeowners at no cost to them.
The primary objectives of the Front Yard Tree Program are to lower the rising summer temperatures from the heat island effect and reduce energy consumption by providing more canopy cover in the two cities. Residents can select from a variety of trees, including American Linden, Golden Globe Ginkgo, and Tulip Poplar.
We have received a lot of positive sentiment from homeowners about the Front Yard Tree Program. Here’s what a few residents had to say:
“I’m from Sandy Springs. Growing up, I always had an affinity for trees and the canopy that surrounds the city and North Georgia. When I heard about the program, it sounded too good to be true. So I looked into it, and had an entire list of trees to choose from. I was connected with an extremely professional, knowledgeable representative of Trees Atlanta, Cate Hughes. Within a week, Cate was over to take a look at my yard to help advise me on trees that would not only look good but would grow well in my yard. Less than two weeks later, I had three beautiful trees planted in my yard that I look forward to caring for and enjoying forever.”
Urban trees provide a multitude of long-term benefits to city residents and ecosystems. They work to decrease energy bills, absorb pollutants, reduce maintenance costs for streets and stormwater infrastructure, increase property values, and of course, beautify neighborhoods.
Interested in adding a new tree to your front yard? The process is simple – fill out a quick form on our website, and a NeighborWoods team member will be in touch soon to schedule your planting. As always, we greatly appreciate the help of volunteers, as well as the cities of Atlanta and Sandy Springs.