Commendations, Awards & Recognition

Did you know STF is the oldest urban & community forestry nonprofit organization in the State of Georgia? As the oldest, we’ve got a lot to brag about! We were first in the nation to:

  • Use satellite imagery to document tree canopy changes in an urban area
  • Protect a single tree—The Candler Oak—through a conservation easement
  • Introduce the “Project Learning Tree” curriculum into Georgia schools
  • Produce a State of the Trees Report to guide municipal urban forestry policy
  • Develop an urban forest component in a countywide disaster management plan, which later served as a model for the USDA Forest Service

Savannah Tree Foundation has received the following awards and commendations:

  • Garden Club of America’s Marion Thompson Fuller Brown Conservation Award for an outstanding conservation Exhibit at a GCA Flower Show, April, 2012
  • United Way of the Coastal Empire & Hands on Savannah Environmental Volunteer of the Year Award to Board Member Carol Moore, 2012
  • National Arbor Day Foundation’s Arbor Day Awards- Project Award for innovative use of satellite technology to further sound stewardship of the city’s community forest, awarded April 25, 1995
  • The Home Depot Foundation’s NeighborWoods Award, given in partnership with the Alliance for Community Trees, for building healthy and sustainable communities, 2007
  • 1990 Outstanding Civic Organization, Georgia Urban Forest Council
  • 2000 Outstanding Annual Conference Host, Georgia Urban Forest Council
  • Proclamation in Honor of the Savannah Tree Foundation from the City of Tybee Island, 27 March 2003, by Mayor Walter W. Parker
  • City of Savannah Resolution commending the Savannah Tree Foundation for undertaking a partnership to restore tree canopy along White Bluff Road on February 4, 1993 by the Honorable Susan S. Weiner, Mayor
  • County of Chatham Resolution commending Savannah Tree Foundation for work on Chatham County Soccer Complex, 22 February 2002 by Dr. Billy B. Hair, Chairman
  • National Association of County Agricultural Agents certificate of appreciation
  • Bacon Park Neighborhood Association award in recognition of the Savannah Tree Foundation, for the Preservation of Bacon Park Forest, 2006
  • Ground Water Guardian Award, Georgia Water Coalition certificate of appreciation