First Quarterly Program and North Georgia State Arbor Day Event is February 7th in Duluth

Which tree ordinance is right for your community? What are the different types of tree ordinances? How have tree ordinances evolved? These questions and others will be answered at Georgia Urban Forest Council’s First Quarter program February 7th, 10 a.m to 2:30 p.m. at the Bunten Road Park Community Center in Duluth. Speakers include Joe Burgess of the Georgia Forestry Commission, Art Morris of New Urban Forestry, and representatives from communities who will discuss their types of tree ordinances and why they’ve implemented them. We’ll also learn why soil volume is so important to tree preservation. See the full agenda here.
STATE ARBOR DAY CEREMONY – NORTH GEORGIA:  Also included in the program is the State Arbor Day Event, when Georgia’s Tree City USA communities, Tree Campus USA colleges and universities, and Tree Line USA utility companies are recognized and honored.
Registration: $40 – GUFC Members, $55 – Non-members (includes one year complimentary individual membership), and $30 for Tree City USA / Tree Board member, Tree Campus USA staff, and Tree Line USA employee.
Lunch is included.
ISA Certified Arborist: 4.5; Municipal Specialist: 4.5; BCMA – Science:  1; BCMA – Practice: 2; BCMA – Management: 1.5.
SAF Continuing Forestry Education:  3 hrs for Cat. 1, 1 hour for Cat. 2.
A professional development certificate will be available for landscape architects and others.
To learn more about the program, and to register, click here.
Questions? Call 470-210-5900 or email

Eventbrite - GUFC First Quarter Program and State Arbor Day Event

Woodbine Tree Care Seminar and South Georgia State Arbor Day Event is February 21

The City of Woodbine presents its 2019 Tree Care Seminar on February 21 at the Woodbine Community Center, 205 Camden Avenue, Woodbine, GA.  Included in this educational program is the South Georgia State Arbor Day Event, when Tree City USA communities, Tree Campus USA colleges and universities, and Tree Line USA utilities will be recognized an honored.  The tree care seminar will include such topics as “Alternatives to Invasive Trees,” Managing Soils after Storms,” “Reading Trees,” and  more.                                                                                                                                  Lunch is included.                                                                                                         ISA, Forester, GA and FLA Pesticides credits will be offered.                                      For more information, including the full agenda, and to register, click here.

Next Arborist Certification Review Class is March 19-20 in Macon

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 Susan Russell and Rob Swanson on March 19 & 20, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (both days), at the Georgia Forestry Commission headquarters auditorium, 5645 Riggins Mill Road, Dry Branch, GA (Macon). Susan 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, Forestry, and Pesticide CEU hours have been applied for, for certified arborists taking the class as a refresher course.
Questions? Call 470-210-5900 or e-mail

Eventbrite - Arborist Certification Review Class - March 18 & 20, Macon (Dry Branch)

2018 Annual Conference

Building Resilient Community Forests

Georgia Urban Forest Council’s
28th Annual Conference & Awards Program
Jekyll Island Club Resort              

Thank you to sponsors, speakers, and attendees for a memorable conference.   Here’s a link to some great photos of this annual educational event. Take time to scroll to the bottom of the photos to see our tour of Driftwood Beach….!


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