Tree Buddy Volunteer Program

Tree Buddy Volunteer Program

Make a difference and be part of a project that will benefit Golden Isles generations to come – participate in Keep Golden Isles Beautiful’s “Tree Buddy” volunteer program. With the replanting of 52 new live oak trees to replace those lost to Hurricane Matthew, volunteers are needed to “adopt” individual replanted trees and assist with their watering.

Volunteers commit to watering a replanted oak tree three times a week for one year. Each adopted tree ise adorned with a watering bag and small sign acknowledging the volunteer nurturing the tree. Civic groups, churches, businesses, families and individuals are encouraged to participate.

For watering purposes, KGIB furnishes two 5-gallon buckets and one 5-gallon gas can for each adopted tree. 

The Tree Buddy Volunteer Program is a great opportunity for community members to positively impact the tree canopy in a way that will last for generations. 

Live oak trees have been replanted: mainland – Sterling Park West, Sterling Park East, Glynn County Public Works headquarters, Ballard Park, Glynn County Historic Courthouse; St. Simons Island – Harrington Park, Village/Pier, Frederica Road, Kings Way. Volunteers can designate which tree they will water.

The 52 replanted live oak trees are funded by a Keep America Beautiful/Anheuser-Busch $10,000 Community Restoration Grant. KGIB was one of four national recipients to receive this grant.

For tree and project photos click HERE.  To review Tree Buddy Volunteer Program paperwork click HERE.

To learn more about the Tree Buddy program and/or to volunteer, contact Keep Golden Isles Beautiful: or 912-279-1490.