The most effective way to protect our trees is through a robust tree ordinance. A tree ordinance is a set of legal rules that must be followed in regards to trees, especially during new development and construction. A strong tree ordinance maintains a high standard of trees and greenspace to maintain our urban forest over time.
With its nine municipalities, Chatham County has a patchwork of tree ordinances. Savannah Tree Foundation works with each municipality to improve and enforce ordinances throughout the county. Check out your municipal code
to see what tree ordinance applies to your property!