The City of Atlanta Department of Planning and Community Development and the Office of Parks has conducted the first comprehensive inventory of the city’s publicly-owned downtown trees. The inventory included an assessment of the trees along streets, boulevards, parks, and public spaces in the downtown area. The tree inventory will provide information about the species, size, quality, and condition of public trees in downtown Atlanta.
Information from the inventory will help establish management priorities by:
- identifying trees that need to be pruned or removed,
- revealing any systemic problems with pests or disease,
- identifying the distribution of tree species with size, height, and other characteristics, and
- providing an up-to-date report on the overall condition of the trees.
The inventory identified locations with sufficient space for planting trees, aiding in future planting efforts.