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
2023 Tree Count 15,118
Canopy Cover 3,700,581 sqft
Canopy Coverage 23%
Leaf Area 15,164,883 sqft
Leaf Biomass 270,072 pounds
Carbon Storage 6,974,517 pounds
Gross Carbon Sequestration 190,232 pounds/year
Avoided Runoff 252,991 cu.ft/year
Pollution Removal 92,037 oz/year
Replacement Tree Value $11,799,831