SHADE: Trees Make Dollars and Sense

In 2006, the GUFC published a new edition of SHADE magazine featuring how “Trees Make Dollars and Sense” in Georgia’s communities. This custom magazine features welcome letters from Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin and Director of the Georgia Forestry Commission, Ken Stewart.

Useful facts and articles such as “Planting a Strong Economy,” “Investments in Trees Build Business” and “The Restorative Power of Parks” promote trees as a vital part of community development. The Mayors of Alpharetta, Rome, Dalton and Trenton, Georgia highlight urban forestry successes in “The Green Road to Prosperous Communities.”
The 2005 edition of SHADE, “Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities, Healthy People” features key facts in “Seeking a Formula for Good Health.”
The article “Business Goes for the Green” highlights Atlanta’s award winning development Glenwood Park, American Honda Motor Company’s Environmental Learning Center and the United Parcel Service’s corporate headquarters.
“A Canopy for Good Health” highlights the role of trees in improving human health from purifying water and providing nature’s sunscreen to encouraging physical activity.
The healing power of trees is highlighted in “Trees Touch Society,” and triumphs and travails are discussed by Georgia’s Mayors from Roswell, Nashville, Columbus, Helen, DeKalb County, Savannah and Athens-Clarke County in “Seeing the Forest For the Trees.”
To receive a copy of either publication, send an email to, or call 1-800-994-4832.
Read the full stories at the Georgia Urban Forestry Council.