Big Trees Forest Preserve


The Forest is managed for the benefit of the public by John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve, Inc., a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), volunteer organization, in a cooperative partnership with City of Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks Department.

Your donations allow Big Trees to reach out to the community at large with educational programs, capital improvement efforts, and on-going maintenance not covered by the City of Sandy Springs. We strive to be a national role model for urban forests and public/private partnerships.

Send your donations to


Big Trees Forest Preserve

c/o Sam Hale

1303 Hightower Trail, Suite 201

Atlanta, GA 30350