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
2020 Tree Count 13,124
Canopy Cover 3,544,068 sqft
Canopy Coverage 87 acres / 397 acres = 22%
Leaf Area 14,669,558 sqft
Leaf Biomass 262,327 pounds
Carbon Storage 6,724,662 pounds
Gross Carbon Sequestration 183,144 pounds/year
Avoided Runoff 246,168 cu.ft/year
Pollution Removal 90,143 oz/year
Tree Value $11,371,502