Today, more than 75% of the US population lives, works and goes to school in urban/suburban communities. The population in larger communities continues to rapidly grow. Pressures on life sustaining ecological resources and assoicated quality of life are quickly increasing. Georgia is undergoing these same demographics and ecological changes, but at a faster rate of change than the rest of the naiton.
Community forest management and tree health care is essential to communities of all sizes in order to: