Invasive Species in the Urban Forest program set for Milton March 29

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.  Free parking is available directly in front of the building.  Click here to see the agenda.
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The Natural History of Georgia Forests and the Relationship to Community Trees in Rome in April

Dr. Martin Cipollini

APRIL 25 – Join us at the Rome E.C.O. Center, 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.  Arborist and horticulturist Rick Barnes will teach us about the “Historical uses of native Georgia tree species.” Dr. Allison Bailey, Associate Professor at the Institute for Environmental & Spatial Analysis at the University of North Georgia will speak on “Web-based and Mobile GIS Applications used for Crowd-sourcing and Citizen Science in Urban Forestry,” and talk about the projects she has conducted with her students in producing campus tree inventories; practicing self-reporting of trees in their community; identifying invasive privet and determining appropriate treatment; and using the crowd-sourcing Story Map template to create a global tree awareness project.   ISA CEUs will be available, as well as 2.5 Category 1 SAF Forestry hours.  A certificate of attendance will be available for landscape architects and others. Lunch is included. See agenda here.

Rome E.C.O. Center                                                                                                      393 Riverside Pkwy NE                                                                                            Rome, GA 30161

Eventbrite - The Natural History of Georgia Forests and its Relationship to Community Trees

Statewide Arbor Day Celebrations 2018

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.

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