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2014 Tree Maintence

The City of Griffin has a tree inventory listing all of the trees on public rights of way and each tree is plotted on our GIS maps. The City recently contracted and completed a new tree inventory updating our existing one. In the process, tree inventory surveyors (all of whom are certified Arborists) observed and recorded the condition of each tree. Many trees were found to be in poor condition and deemed potentially hazardous due to disease, excessive lean, storm damage and other related reasons. These trees were, therefore, recommended for removal as a matter of public safety. Consequently, the City has undertaken preventive measures to remove any tree that may be considered a threat to public safety.

It is the intention of the City of Griffin to replant trees in or near the same general area from which trees have been removed. However, depending on underground utilities and other site restrictions, it is not always possible to replant trees in the same general area. Though trees may not be replanted in or near the same area, the City does have an urban forest enhancement program through which more than one hundred trees of all kinds are planted each year in various areas in public rights of way. It is the City’s goal that the number of trees planted in our urban forest always far exceeds the number of trees removed.

Comments and questions are always welcome. Please call Kreg Jenkins at 770-229-6424 Ext. 602

 

Trees

The City of Griffin maintains close to 9,000 tress and manages this through an electronic database. All city trees have been located using the latest GPS technology and identified by a certified arborist. Griffin understands the value of our urban forest as it relates to property values and aesthetic appearance. The City of Griffin has a tree board appointed by the city commission and it meets on the first Monday of every month at 5:30 PM at city hall.

Tree Commission Report
Report

Trees Help Cities
Article

Tree Inventory Report 2013
Report

Urban Forest Management

  About The Urban Forest
Article
    Griffin Tree Replacement
    More Trees - Less Runoff
    Projected Environmental Benefits
    Report
    Sidewalk Trees
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  Tree Damage And Storms
    Article - In The Storms Wake
    Hurricane Frances - City Park Tree Damage Estimates
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  Tree Forms
    Tree Health Worksheet
    Private Tree Planting Agreement
     
  Tree Planting And Maintenance
    Maple Drive Tree Replacement
    Tree Replacement Program
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Tree Board Minutes and Agendas (Now Part of Environmental Council)

Contact

Kreg Jenkins
Environmental Technician, Arborist
E-Mail
100 S. Hill Street
Griffin, GA 30223
Ph: (770) 229-6424
Fax: (678) 692-0392
 

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