GUFC Annual Conference set for November 8 & 9 at Callaway Gardens

Don’t miss 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.  Keynote speakers include author Jill Jonnes (Urban Forests:  A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape), Dr. Larry Morris, Professor of Forest Soils at the University of Georgia, and Mac Callaham, USDA Research Ecologist and Adjunct Professor at the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia; and Shane Carpani of GreenBlue Urban, Ontario, Canada/Philadelphia, PA.  We’ll hear informative talks on Components of Soil Health: Essential Physical, Chemical and Microbial Conditions; Sustainable Urban Tree Planting and the Benefits of Healthy Trees in our Cities; and The Ecology of Earthworms and Selected Fauna: their role in soils and interactions between native species and non-native species.   Breakout sessions will cover issues such as Beneficial Insects in the City, Urban Soils, City Tree Selection, Tree Ordinances, and much more.  Tours will include the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center and hands-on experience evaluating trees.  The awards luncheon allows everyone to see the best of the best in urban forestry projects across the state.   All room guests have admission into the Gardens.

Eventbrite - GUFC Annual Conference and Awards Program - Callaway Gardens

Purchase your registration tickets with the orange button above, and remember that lodging is a separate fee.  The lodging rate for conference attendees is $139 per night, and the number to call is listed on the ticket reservation page.

CEUs:  10 CEUs for ISA-certified arborists.

SAF Forestry Continuing Education hours applied for.  Certificate of Professional Development available for landscape architects and others.