Statewide Arbor Day Celebrations 2018

On February 15,Statewide Arbor Day will be held in four cities: Atlanta, Athens, Woodbine, and Columbus.  These programs are presented with support from the Georgia Power Company.  

2018 Metro Atlanta Arbor Day Celebration and Tree City USA Awards Lunch at Trees AtlantaClick here to see the event flyer.  Click here to register.

2018 Northeast Georgia Regional Arbor Day Celebration and Tree City USA Awards Lunch at Flinchum’s Phoenix in AthensClick here to see the event flyer.  Click here to register.

2018 South Georgia Arbor Day Celebration and Tree City USA Awards Lunch at the Woodbine Community Center in Woodbine:  Click here to see the event agenda, directions, and registration form.

Arborist Certification Review Course set for January 17 & 18 in Washington, GA

Seeking arborist certification? Need a refresher course?

The Georgia Urban Forest Council will present a two-day Arborist Certification Review Course taught by Certified Arborists Gretchen Musser and Rob Swanson on January 17 and 18, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (both days), at the Edward B. Pope Conference Center, 48 Lexington Avenue, B, Washington, GA 30673. Gretchen and Rob will help attendees prepare for the exam with lectures and hands-on demonstrations covering Tree Biology, Tree Identification, Soil Science, Water Management, Tree Nutrition and Fertilization, Tree Selection, Installation and Establishment, Pruning, Tree Support and Lightning Protection, Diagnosis and Plant Disorders, Plant Health Care, Tree Assessment and Risk Management, Trees and Construction, Urban Forestry, Tree Worker Safety, and Climbing & Working in Trees. REGISTRATION FEE: $100 GUFC members; $115 non-members (Lunch and refreshments provided on both days.) STUDY GUIDE: Attendees should read through the ISA Arborist Certification Study Guide (not included) to prepare for the review and the exam. The Arborist Certification Study Guide is available at and An ISA Certified Arborist exam will be scheduled approximately one month after the review course for those wanting to take it. Attendees will be responsible for completing their own application for the exam. SCHOLARSHIPS:The Georgia Forestry Commission is offering scholarships to cover the cost of registration for tree board members and tree care workers employed by a city, county, school or university who are not ISA Certified Arborists. Download scholarship form here. Scholarship application must be approved by the Georgia Forestry Commission before registering for the class. CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS:  ISA CEUs:  13.75 Certified Arborist, 4.25 BCMA Service, 5.75 BCMA Practice, 3.75 BCMA Management, 4.25 Climber Specialist, 6.25 Municipal Specialist, and 4.25 Aerial Lift.  Pesticide CEU hours: 2 commercial category 21,23,24,27 and 10 private credit hours, cat 1. Questions? Call Mary Lynne Beckley at 470-210-5900 or e-mail her at
Eventbrite - Arborist Certification Review Class - Washington, GA

GUFC Annual Conference at Callaway Gardens


A hearty thanks to all who attended, supported, sponsored, provided talks for, and helped in any way with the 27th Annual GUFC Conference and Awards Program, “Soil Health and Sustainable Urban Tree Planting,” November 8 and 9 at the Callaway Gardens Lodge Conference Center.  We had a fantastic conference at a great venue!    Please peruse our list of sponsors at the bottom of this page and click on their logos to visit their websites. Photos of this event can be viewed here.

Thank you, sponsors and partners. Your support sustains our effort to provide innovative urban forestry education, programming, and resources in Georgia.

Sponsors 2017-18