STF VIDEO: Tree Canopy in our community

December 3rd, 2014 by Heather Gordon

Watch the new STF Video Here. Learn about trees and our work to preserve, protect and plant trees across Chatham County.



Founders Awards

October 14th, 2014 by Heather Gordon

2014 Savannah Tree Foundation Founders Awards


Savannah Tree Foundation announced the winners of the annual awards named for Foundation founders Page Hungerpiller, Lynda Beam and Suzie Williams. The Awards were presented at the Savannah Tree Foundation 2014 gala on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 7pm at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum.


The Town of Thunderbolt is recipient of the 2014 Hungerpiller for protecting, maintaining and growing its urban forest.



Armstrong State University receives the 2014 Beam for fostering awareness of trees’ positive impact through a campus-wide arboretum  open to the public free of charge.


Homeowner Gordon Mathews is recipient of the 2014 Williams for demonstrating a successful balance between property rights and environmental considerations.


Fall Frolic Auction Preview

September 6th, 2014 by Heather Gordon

Check out these great auction items.

We thank our supporters and donors for making these great items available for the October 7th Fall Frolic Live and Silent Auction.

Check back for updates to this list.

It’s Storm Season: Are your trees ready?

June 18th, 2014 by Heather Gordon

Follow these tips for caring for your trees this season. Safety is everyone’s responsibility during storm season and Savannah Tree Foundation suggests you follow these tips and hire a certified arborist to help care for your trees.

Please read or download the tips here.

Do you need to hire an Arborist for your trees? Please read our guide on hiring a professional to care for your landscape investment.

Earth Day Tree Tags

April 21st, 2014 by Heather Gordon

For Earth Day 2014, Savannah Tree Foundation was permitted exclusive right by the City of Savannah Park and Tree Department to attach signage to trees in Forsyth Park for the celebration.  STF hung over-sized “price tags” to each tree lining the main sidewalk stretching from Park Avenue to the Confederate Monument (39 in total). The 39 tags featured 9 different evaluations (based upon girth & species) and assigned an actual, accurate dollar figure to each tree’s value to natural and human habitat. The resultant effect was dramatic, almost like an alleé crossed with a supermarket aisle.

Monetizing canopy trees is a new approach for STF and this particular project required measuring each tree’s diameter and running data through iTree (the US Forest Service software tool for evaluating & assessing canopy).

Many thanks to, Clark Creative, John Davis Florist and the City of Savannah Park and Tree Department for their assistance with this project.

To see the collect of 9 tree tags, click here




Share your tree story

November 26th, 2013 by Heather Gordon

This holiday season, share your tree story with STF. What is your “tree story”? Are you inspired by a certain tree you walk by frequently? Did you climb one as a kid? Have a favorite shady one to sit under in the summertime?

Please share your tree story with Savannah Tree Foundation.

Download this form to send it in, or email info  at  savannahtree dot com, or share on Facebook or Twitter.

Share Your Tree Story

New Research Quantifies Carbon Storage and Sequestration by Urban Trees

April 23rd, 2013 by Heather Gordon

Candler Oak

U.S. Forest Service researchers, led by David J. Nowak, quantified carbon storage and sequestration by urban trees in the U.S. to assess the magnitude and role of urban forests in relation to climate change. Their results: U.S. urban forests sequester estimated 25.6 million tonnes of carbon every year, at a value of $2 billion. In addition, they store an estimate 643 million tonnes, at a value of $50+ billion. Read the whole article here.





Candler Oak volunteer event, Friday, January 18 at 4 pm

January 14th, 2013 by Heather Gordon

Volunteers are needed this Friday afternoon at 4pm to help weed the Candler Oak easement. Meet new law students from the Savannah Law School and Savannah Tree Foundation members. Volunteers will learn about this unique tree which has its own conservation easement. Please bring gloves. Tools and refreshments provided.

Give a Holiday Gift that Grows

November 29th, 2012 by Heather Gordon


This holiday season give the gift of trees through the Savannah Tree Foundation’s Holiday Plant A Tree Program. Donations in honor or in memory of family and friends are used to plant canopy trees on public land throughout Savannah and Chatham County.

The Savannah Tree Foundation works to preserve, protect and plant canopy trees in Chatham County, Georgia. The Savannah Tree Foundation promotes, through direct action and education, an awareness of trees as vital environmental resources and an important part of our cultural heritage.

The Savannah Tree Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and all Holiday Plant A Tree gifts are tax deductible. Please print the order form and return by December 17th for local mailing. Or call 912-233-TREE (8733) to order over the phone with your credit card.


Tool Trailer Needed

November 6th, 2012 by Heather Gordon

Savannah Tree Foundation’s holiday wish list includes an enclosed trailer which can be used to haul wheelbarrows and tools to tree planting and mulching events. A single axel trailer, approximately 6′ x 8′ will help us carry tools from one tree site to the next. Do you have a such a trailer sitting in your side yard? Or know a friend or neighbor who has one that is not being used? Donations are tax deductible, and will help us help Savannah/Chatham’s urban forest.