MARCH 29 – GUFC will present an educational program, “Invasive Species in the Urban Forest” at the Milton City Hall, 2006 Heritage Walk, Milton, GA 30004 on March 29. The program will be held in Milton’s Council Chambers and will run 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Speakers from the University of Georgia’s Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health (Bugwood) – Karan Rawlins, Invasive Species Coordinator for the Center; Dr. David J. Moorhead, Co-Director of the Center; Elizabeth Moss, Forest Health Technician; and Rebekah Wallace, EDDMapS Data Coordinator – will discuss the definition of an Invasive Species, Bugwood Apps for Early Detection and Rapid Response, Benefits and Risks of Using Pesticides to Suppress Invasive Insects; and Alternatives for Invasive Landscape Trees in Georgia. Landscape Architect Steve Sanchez, LEED AP, of HGOR, will present on The Challenges and Opportunities That Influence the Use of Native Plant Material in Commercial Landscapes. Lunch included. 2.75 ISA Arborist CEUs. 2.5 Cat 1 SAF CFEs. 2 Commercial Pesticide credit hours will be available for categories 21, 23, 24, 27. Click here to see the agenda.
APRIL 25 – Join us as Dr. Martin Cipollini of Berry College discusses the”Natural History of Georgia Forests and its Relationship to Community trees, and well as his research on the American chestnut and the Mountain longleaf pine. We’ll also learn about the historical uses of common tree species and the definition of an old growth forest. CEUs will be available, and lunch is included.
On February 15,Statewide Arbor Day celebrations were held in three cities: Atlanta, Athens, and Woodbine. These programs were presented with support from the Georgia Power Company – thanks, Georgia Power, for your partnership on these events, as we recognized Tree City USA communities, Tree Campus USA colleges and universities, and Tree Line USA utility companies around the state.