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​Golden Isles Fund for Trees recently presented the first "Business Award for Tree Presentation"  to Mellow Mushroom for their efforts and dedication to preserving Blanche, a 300+ year old live oak tree that grows inside  the back portion of the restaurant. They built the deck around the tree and installed supports for the branches to allow for continued care and maintenance.   In addition, GIFT secured a copy of the original registration certificate for Blanche from the Louisiana Live Oak Society to present to Mellow Mushroom. Congratulations to Mellow Mushroom.   Pictured from left to right, GIft Founding  Member Jan LeMaster, ISA Certified Arborist, Roger Ditmer, who helps care for the tree, Bo Chambliss, Owner, Jessica Snyder, Director of Operations, Bill Stembler, Owner and Kay Cantrell, GIFT Founding Member. 

 First Business Award for Tree Preservation

Five local arborist, Roger Ditmer, Don Gardner,Mark McClellan, Jerry Holcomb and Michael Palvis, joined Golden Isles Fund for Trees in celebration of Georgia Arbor Week.  McClellan, Holcomb and Ditmer measured two historic live oak trees that have shaded the picnic area of the Casino for generations .  More...

Following the tree measuring event, Marshes of Glynn Libraries and GIFT sponsored a tree risk seminar dedicated to discussions of tree risk, care and maintenance.  More...


  Tree Risk Seminar: Caring for Our Coastal Tree Canopy

Our ​mission​​ is to provide for the preservation and improvement of the tree canopy in Glynn County through the planting and replacement of trees, education and advocacy.

Our vision is to unite residents, property owners, the business community, local governments and environmental professionals to advance our mission.          

GIFT provided a live oak and a magnolia tree to the replanting efforts at Stollaway, a Land Trust property on Frederica that was heavily damaged during Hurricane Matthew.   More...

Tree History Made and History Remembered

166 Live Oak Trees have been registered in Glynn County-75 are centenarians (at least 100 years old!)

GIFT Donates Trees to Land Trust Project

Georgia Arbor Week School Events

Golden Isles Fund for Trees continued its celebration of Arbor Week presenting programs and potting saplings with Third Grade students at Burroughs-Molette Elementary School and Oglethorpe Point Elementary School.    More...