Marietta Tree Keepers

Mission Statement - To improve the livability and quality of life for present and future citizens of Marietta through tree and companion planting, education and environmentally sound planning.


Important Announcements/Upcoming Events:


Marietta Tree Keepers “Free Trees” Event - February 10, 2024

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Marietta Tree Keepers “Free Trees” Event at the Marietta Square Farmers Market (41 Mill Street), Saturday, February 10, 2024.
Join us Saturday, February 10th for our “Free Trees” event. This event is a celebration of Georgia’s Arbor Day which is in February.
• Free tree bareroot seedlings and planting instructions
• Free tree information literature
This event is free to the public. Tree bareroot seedlings will be given away on the Marietta Square during the Farmers Market until we run out.  The variety of trees are Swamp Chestnut Oak, Redbud, Tulip Poplar, Persimmon & Bald Cypress.  Radio show host, Green and Growing with Ashley Frasca, will be there to answer gardening questions. Look for the Marietta Tree Keeper tent and banner.
Members of the Marietta Tree Keepers have been promoting the value of trees to the community since it was founded in 2002.  MTK has over 150 members and has planted over 5000 trees around the city.  The 501(C)3 non-profit organization works closely with the City of Marietta to plant trees along public right-of-ways. Those wishing to become a member or make a donation can learn more by visiting MTK’s website at www.mariettaga.gov/committees/treekeepers.  For more information, please call 770.424.4664.





Volunteers Needed to Plant Trees at City Club/Hilton - February 17, 2024



 
         Marietta Tree Keepers invites volunteers of all ages to help plant trees at the Marietta City Club Golf Course & Hilton Conference Center on Saturday, February 17th at 9:00am. Tools and refreshments provided. Dress for outdoor weather.
 
Keep your 2024 New Year’s Resolution of giving back to your community and come out and join us for our February Tree Planting.  We will be planting trees at The City Club Golf Course and the Hilton/Marietta Conference Center in Marietta.  The address is: 510 Powder Springs Street, Marietta, Georgia 30064.  The date is Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 9:00am.
 
Meet at the parking lot in front of the clubhouse to sign in.  Look for the white trailer attached to a truck in the parking lot. Location phone number is 770-528-GOLF (4653).  Directions:  From I-75 take exit 263 (120 South Loop), go west 3.5 miles to Powder Springs Street (360), turn left, approximately 1/4 mile on the right, turn into the entrance of the Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Conference Center. The City Club Marietta clubhouse is to the left of the hotel.
Link: http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en-us&q=marietta+city+club+golf&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
Please join us as we plant trees to reforest our community.  Grab a friend or a family member and donate your Saturday morning to help Marietta Tree Keepers put more trees in the ground.  Dress for the weather, which is expected to be cold.  Tools and gloves included.  Donuts, hot chocolate and hot coffee provided.  In case of bad weather please call 770-424-4664 for weather updates and rescheduled date.  Large groups please contact us with your number of volunteers that will be in attendance.
  
Members of the Marietta Tree Keepers have been promoting the value of trees to the community since it was founded in 2002.  MTK has over 100 members and has planted over 5,500 trees around the city.  The 501(C)3 non-profit organization works closely with the City of Marietta to plant trees along public right-of-ways, parks and schools. Those wishing to become a member or make a donation can learn more by visiting MTK’s website at www.mariettaga.gov/committees/treekeepers.  


 For More Information:
Marietta Tree Keepers, Inc. 
mariettatreekeepers@icloud.com
770-424-4664 
Website: www.mariettaga.gov/committees/treekeepers


Board Members

  • Linda Spears, Chairperson
  • Shelley House- Vice Chairperson
  • Jim Morris, Secretary
  • Holly Walquist, Treasurer
  • Dave Long
  • Christie Bryant
  • Joe Burgess
  • Jim Gross
  • Laing Heidt
  • Chet Ladd
  • Michael 'Pic' Petelle

City of Marietta Staff Liaisons

  • Bill Bruton
  • Rich Buss
  • Shelby Little
  • Rich Deckman
  • Maggi Moss

Who We Are


Marietta Tree Keepers is a 501(c)(3)non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to planting, preserving and protecting trees in and around the city of Marietta, Georgia.  Marietta is a city rich in history, yet challenged by tremendous growth.


We work very closely with our city government.  We were established in March of 2002.  The organization grew out of a need identified by a local citizens group named IMPACT: Involved Mariettans Planning Actively for the City of Tomorrow.  The organization has raised $42,000 in grants, over $29,000 in memberships and donations and planted over 15000 trees.  The organization has 9 directors, 5 City of Marietta staff liaisons and over 250+ volunteers.  We have planted trees in over 50 locations within the city.  This planting season celebrates our 17th season of planting trees in the City of Marietta.


Our main strategy is to educate the public about trees; their selection, planting, watering and maintenance. We help them to understand the importance of our abundant great trees, which we are fortunate to have in this 180 year old community. Where once these trees were cleared for farming, now they are once again threatened by development and road construction.  We emphasize the many benefits that trees have for our community such as: reducing air and noise pollution, cooling the air, conserving energy and helping to manage our precious water resources, reducing soil erosion, enhancing wildlife habitat and greenspace, not to mention raising property values. 


WSB-TV awarded Marietta Tree Keepers a “Going Green Champion” for its work to make sure future generations enjoy the city’s trees.

Helpful Documents


City of Marietta Tree Ordinance


The purpose of the ordinance (PDF) is to facilitate the preservation and/or replacement of trees as part of the land development process within the municipal boundaries of the city of Marietta.


Helpful Documents