Invasive Species and the Urban Forest – May 12 in Valdosta

We invite you to join us for GUFC’s Second Quarterly Program, “Invasive Species and the Urban Forest,” set for Friday, May 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Multipurpose Room at City Hall Annex, 300 N. Lee Street, Valdosta, GA  31601.  Attendees will learn about invasive species in the urban forests, available treatments for invasive insects and plants, alternatives for invasive landscape trees in Georgia, and challenges and opportunities that influence the use of native plant material in commercial landscapes.  Also on the agenda are Bugwood apps for Early Detection and Rapid Response.  Speakers will include Karan Rawlins, Invasive Species Coordinator, Center for Invasive Species & Ecosystem Health (Bugwood), the University of Georgia, Tifton; Rebekah Wallace, EDDMapS Data Coordinator, Bugwood; Dr. Elizabeth Benton, Forest Health Outreach Specialist Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens; Elizabeth Moss, Forest Health Technician, Bugwood; and Steve Sanchez, LEED AP, Principal, HGOR Landscape Architects and Planners. (photo by Karan Rawlins)

Registration:  $40 GUFC members, $55 Non-members.  Lunch is included.

This program is sponsored in part by Legacy Arborist Services.

ISA CEUs available:  2.75 Certified Arborist, 2.75 Municipal Arborist, 0.5 BCMA – Science, 1 BCMA – Practice, and 1.25 BCMA – Management.

2.5 SAF Cat1 CFE credits.  A certificate of professional development will be available for landscape architects and others.

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