Adopt-a-Tree is a program that rescues small and/or young trees from properties that are slated for development, are no longer wanted by a homeowner, or from a community event. We save the trees and provide them at no cost to community members. These trees and other native plants are available to ‘adopt’ by residents, schools, parks, and other interested organizations.
Adopting a Tree
We will have trees in stock now! If you are interested in ‘adopting’ a tree, please fill out this online Adopt-a-Tree Interest Form, and we will be in touch with next steps.
A few things to note:
- Tree matching will be on a first come, first served basis.
- Tree recipients are responsible for picking up and planting the tree themselves, although we can provide some direction on proper planting if needed.
- Because these are “rescues,” KSB and the Tree Board cannot guarantee the long-term viability of the tree.
If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (678) 631-5519.
Donating a Tree
If you have a healthy tree that you no longer want on your property and are looking to donate it to the Adopt-a-Tree program, please email email@example.com with the type of a tree and a photo. We accept trees based on their size.
Planting and Caring for Your Tree
Because the trees in this program are both very young and often “rescues,” we can’t guarantee their long-term viability. However, there are many online resources that can help improve your chances of success.
- Tree Owner’s Manual, by the Georgia Tree Council and the Georgia Forestry Commission
- Georgia Tree Council
- Georgia Forestry Commission
Volunteer with Adopt-a-Tree
Adopt-a-Tree is looking for volunteers who (1) have experience digging up or transplanting plants (2) are available for last-minute volunteer jobs (3) are comfortable working independently at unstructured volunteer sites (i.e., properties scheduled for development) to dig up and pot small trees, and (4) can provide their own gloves and shovel. Volunteers also must be at least 18 years of age.
To join our list of Adopt-a-Tree volunteers, fill out the online interest form.