Concerned about mosquitoes, tree risk and keeping people safe? Our College Canopy Conference addresses this topic and more.

At this year’s College Canopy Conference on September 12 at Clayton State University in Morrow,  Dr. Graeme Lockaby, Research Professor in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Science at Auburn University, will report on how changing landscapes affect human risk to such illnesses as West Nile Virus. Rosmarie Kelly, Ph.D., MPH, Vector-Borne & Zoonotic Diseases Team for the Environmental Health Section of the Georgia Department of Public Health, will speak on emerging threats and the best practices in preventing mosquito-borne illnesses such as the West Nile and Zika viruses in urban settings, which include college campuses.  We’ll also learn about campus sustainability, best practices for treecare and campus communication; tree risk assessment and keeping people safe; establishing a butterfly garden, pollinator garden, or arboretum; and specific challenges for treecare on college campuses.  We’ll enjoy an interesting trail walk and talk through this lovely campus, including their QR-coded tree plantings,Spivey Hall, the Butterfly Garden,the Pollinator Garden, and Lakeview Discovery and Science Center, which is Georgia Peach Belt Green Building Certified. Lunch included.  4.75 ISA CEUs available. Forestry continuing education hours applied for. Certificate of Professional Development available for landscape architects and others.  See agenda here.  Register here.  This conference is geared toward those who manage campus trees, but all are welcomed to register. Clayton State University is located at 2000 Clayton State Boulevard.  The conference will be held in the Harry S. Downs Center for Continuing Education.Eventbrite - GUFC College Canopy Conference