Tree Ordinance Canton GA

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Below you will find the City of Canton Tree Ordinances. Acorn Tree Care makes the process of removing unwanted or dead trees from your property as simple and painless as possible. We have provided this as a reference for our tree service customers in the Canton area.


Canton, Georgia

687 Marietta Highway

Canton, Georgia 30114

(770) 704-1538


Once well-known for its “Canton Denim,” known globally for the high-quality jean material made by Canton Cotton Mills which closed in 1979, Canton is now experiencing the very best economic boom in its history. The City of Canton features a rich culture. Found in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the site where Canton would be created lay in the middle of the Cherokee Nation.

Throughout the first hundred years of Georgia’s history, Northwest Georgia was typically regarded as “Indian Country,” and was bypassed by settlers heading West. Georgia had developed a treaty with the Federal Government in 1802 to turn over its Western Territory for the elimination of all Indians within its boundaries, and, despite the fact that other tribes had been taken out, little was actually done in regards to the Cherokees. Because this was the heartland of the Cherokee Nation, the state and nation had averted the managing of this sensitive issue. Following the Georgia Gold Rush in 1829, settlers pushed aside the Indian problems and started to move into the region north of Carrollton and west of the Chattahoochee River-sixty-nine hundred miles-and referred to it as Cherokee.

Several members of the Cherokee Nation relocated west, but the majority stayed until eliminated by Federal Troops sent into the area throughout the summer of 1838. The rest of the Cherokees were gathered and held in forts until the removal could be finished. Present-day Cherokee County had the biggest and most southerly of these fort, Fort Buffington, which was standing 6 miles (10 km) east of Canton. Currently nothing stands to identify its timber structure, but the region is noted by a large piece of green Cherokee marble quarried close to Holly Springs. By autumn of 1838, the federal troops had achieved their quest and the Cherokees at Fort Buffington were marched off and away to join other groupings on the notorious “Trail of Tears”.

A lasting county seat and courthouse were selected in 1833 and named Etowah. The name ended up being modified to Cherokee Courthouse in 1833. In 1834 it was changed to Canton (pronounced cant’n), following the Chinese town of Guangzhou, which was then recognized in English as Canton (pronounced can tahn). The name was decided on because a number of citizens had hopes for making the Georgia town a center of the silk industry, which was focused in China at that time. Though Canton never became a substantial silk center, it did become a productive manufacturing community.

Through the years, Canton evolved from unsettled territory to a profitable mill town known around the world for its “Canton Denim.” The original county of 1831 now consists of 24 counties, and Cherokee County remains among Georgia’s largest counties with an area of 429 square miles (1,110 km2). The City of Canton continues to be county seat.

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As always in the case of any real emergency please get off of the internet and dial 911. Otherwise, here are links and phone numbers of people that can help.

With any emergency, please assess the situation. For non-emergency police assistance use this number

City of Canton Police Department

221 E Marietta St

Canton, Ga 30114


Powerlines are often damaged and the power company must be notified as soon as possible. These are the contact numbers for the power companies that service Gwinnett County.

Georgia Power: 8886605890
Jackson EMC: 7709636166
Sawnee EMC: 7708872363
Walton EMC: 7709722917

Contact your Insurance company. Most Homeowners policies cover damage from falling trees, be sure to call your agent as soon as possible.

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