The Importance of the Georgia Tech Arboretum

The Georgia Tech Arboretum provides a platform for the development of educational tools defining the performance of individual trees and the collective forest in the urban landscape. From the microscopic impacts of trees on soil, to the regional impact of the urban forest on the air we breathe, the Arboretum provides the Georgia Tech community a tool for explaining tree performance values while they are being researched as part of our living learning laboratory.

Tour the Arboretum

Hemphill Tour

Explore the arboretum through one of our self-guided walking tours.

GT Campus Total Tree Calculations
2016 Tree Count 12,249
Canopy Cover 4,056,722 sqft
Canopy Coverage 92 acres / 397 acres = 23.5%
Leaf Area 16,678,954 sqft
Leaf Biomass 295,596 pounds
Carbon Storage 5,288,568 pounds
Gross Carbon Sequestration 211,318 pounds/year
Tree Value $12,107,376