Don’t miss the 27th Annual GUFC Conference and Awards Program, “Soil Health and Sustainable Urban Tree Planting,” this year 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; 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.
CEUs: 10 CEUs for ISA-certified arborists.
SAF Forestry Continuing Education hours applied for. Certificate of Professional Development available for landscape architects and others.
Want to get your room reservation now? (Lodging is separate fee.) GUFC Conference attendees get the $139 conference rate for Lodge & Spa Standard Rooms and Lodge & Spa Junior Suites. Call toll free 866-528-2855 to make your room reservation.