GUFC Program Presentations

The Georgia Urban Forest Council informs and educates communities on urban forestry issues.

Click on the files below to review a variety of urban forestry topics from GUFC programs and from partners.

AUGUST 10, 2017:  TREES AS GREEN STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE:

KAREN FIREHOCK: THE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE CENTER: http://www.gufc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/GA-AugWorkshopNorcoss.pdf

SHANE CARPANI, GREENBLUE URBAN: http://www.gufc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Conference-Presentation-Urban-Trees-Stormwater-Management.pdf

 

FROM 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE:img_5010

COMMUNICATING, CONNECTING, AND ENGAGING PEOPLE WITH URBAN FORESTRY:  Paul D. Ries, College of Forestry, Oregon State University

COLLECTIVE IMPACT: A NEW FRAMEWORK FOR URBAN FORESTRY COLLABORATION:  Paul D. Ries, College of Forestry, Oregon State University

ECOLOGICAL RENOVATION IN COMMUNITIES: Dr. Kim Coder, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia 2016 PAPER, PRESENTATION

STREAMBANK RESTORATION: Duncan Hughes, Soque River Watershed Association

CREATING COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS: Kathy Morgan, Hwy 278 Improvement Association

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE:  Cassandra Johnson, US Forest Service, Southern Research Station

CHEW CREWS IN URBAN FOREST RESTORATION: Elizabeth G. King, Ph.D., University of Georgia

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Presentations from “Continuing the Conversation:  Trees as Green Stormwater Infrastructure,” August 18, 2016, Alpharetta City Hall:  “Urban Forest Systems and Stormwater by Eric Kuehler, USDA Forest Service; “City of Atlanta’s GI Strategic IMG_0754Action Plan” by Susan Rutherford, City of Atlanta Watershed Department; “Alpharetta Stormwater and Trees,” by David Shostak, Arborist for City of Alpharetta; “Georgia Land Conservation Program,” by Fuller Callaway, Georgia Environmental Finance Authority; “Trees and Stormwater” by Andrea Greco, Landscape Architect, Pond and Company; “Monitoring Underserved Communities, by Darryl Haddock of the West Atlanta Watershed Association.

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Presentations from the Fourth Annual GUFC College Canopy Conference, September 17, 2014, Berry College:  Why Trees Fail by Dan Bauer, Arbor Equity, Inc; Trees and Sustainability by Susan Kidd, Director of Sustainability at Agnes Scott College; Trees, Critical Root Zones, and Construction, by Jamie Blackburn of Arborguard Tree Specialists; and Trees and Management Plans by David Gennaro, Grounds Director, Spelman College.

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Presentations from “Creating Urban Orchards,” June 25,2014 at Jefferson Civic Center: Creating Urban Orchards by Arborist Susan Russell and Orchard Management by Jackson County Extension Agent Sam Ingram.

Presentations from the “Trees and Turf Seminar” co-sponsored by GUFC and Bibb County Extension Service:  Calibration and Other Tools, Emerald Ash Borer Update, Planting as Easy as 1-2-Tree!, Maintaining Mature Trees, Pruning Disasters vs. Masters, Soil Management, Tree and Ornamental Update

Presentations from GUFC’s 23rd Annual Conference, “Tree Canopy and Green Infrastructure: Creating Vibrant and Healthy Communities,” Oct. 23-24, 2013, Columbus, GA:

B.G. Lockaby, Ph.D, Auburn University: The impacts of land use changes on stormwater flow and water quality and the scientific data behind arguments for increasing green infrastructure.

Karen Firehock, Executive Director of the Green Infrastructure Center, Charlottesville, VA: Green Infrastructure Planning and Green Infrastructure Policies and Ordinances.

Mike Beezhold, Senior Planner, CDM Smith: The Lenexa, Kansas Rain to Recreation Program

Mark Duntemann, Consulting Arborist, Natural Path Urban Forestry Consulting:  Managing the Liability of Urban Trees.

Tara Merrill, Environmental Sciences & Techologies, Inc.: Green Growth Guidelines

The Next Step for Georgia Tree Ordinances:  August 14, 2013 Athens, GA: Overview/Future of Ordinances (Ed Macie, US Forest Service), Evolution of Green Laws and Tree Regulations (Professor Buck Abbey, ASLA, LSU), Nuts and Bolts of Tree Ordinances (Connie Head, Technical Forestry Services), Case Study – Athens-Clarke County Tree Ordinance (Andrew Saunders, Environmental Coordinator, Athens-Clarke County Government).


2013 Georgia Forestry Commission Storm Mitigation Workshop – Planning & Issues: This Powerpoint contains two presentations for the Georgia Forestry Commission workshop series on Storm Mitigation.  The first is a short review of the workbook section beginning on page 25 that guides users through the development of a storm mitigation map.  The second is a discussion of  disaster response/recovery experiences of Urban Forest Strike Teams (UFST) related to disaster planning.

Community Forest Storm Mitigation Planning Workbook and Template

Community Forest Storm Mitigation Planning Presentation Part A

Community Forest Storm Mitigation Planning Presentation Part B

Community Forest Storm Mitigation Planning Presentation Part C


2012 Annual Conference – LaGrange, GA

The Harmonious Coexistence of Trees and Solar Panels (pdf version)

The Harmonious Coexistence of Trees and Solar Panels (flash version)

October 25th, GUFC 2012 Conference LaGrange, GA, USA Dan Staley DCS Consulting Services :: staley.dan@gmail.com :: http://danstaley.net

The Impact of Tree Shade on Residential Electricity Consumption in Auburn, Alabama

David N. Laband, Ph.D. And Ram Pandit, Ph.D. Forest Policy Center and Center for Forest Sustainability, Auburn University


2010 Annual Conference

The Village on 13th, A Jackson Burgin Development

Prepared by Dorothy McDaniel, Executive Director Trees Columbus, November 17th, 2010, Athens, GA (5.1 mb, ppt)

Creating an Oasis in an Urban Desert

Presented by Gordon Denny, Landscape Architect for the City of Savannah, November 17th, 2010, Athens, GA (9.4 mb, ppt)

Thriving on Main Street

Presented by Rob Swanson, Speciment Tree, LLC, November 18th, 2010, Athens, GA (25mb, pdf)

The Role of Trees for Stormwater Management in Commercial and Retail Developments

Presented by Steve Sanchez, Landscape Architect, HGOR, November 18th, 2010, Athens, GA (29.6mb, ppt)

2009 Annual Conference

Accessing Community Trees:  Importance of Inventorying your urban forest

Presented by Shirley Trier, Davey Resource Group and Sharon Topping, Georgia Perimeter College on 11/5/09, Stockbridge, GA (4.5mb ppt)

Greening a City’s Infrastructure: Priority Levels to Achieve Environmental Health and the Best Economic Return

Presented by Nancy Hodges, LEED AP, Associate, Ecos Environmental Design, Inc. on 11/5/09, Stockbridge, GA.  (5.5mb pdf)

Complete Streets: Building Roads that are Safer and for All

Presented by Phillip Pugliese, Outdoor Chattanooga and National Complete Streets Coalition on 11/5/09, Stockbridge, GA (2.4mb pdf)

The Silva Cell and Other Solutions:  Allowing our Street Trees to Grow and Thrive

Presented by Brenda Guglielmina, Deep Root on 11/5/09, Stockbridge, GA (5.4 mb, ppt)

The Atlanta Beltline Aboretum: Neighborhoods and Trees

Presented by Greg Levine, Trees Atlanta, on 11/5/09, Stockbridge, GA (5.4mb, pdf)

Parking and Trees in Cities and Towns: Trees and Transportation

Presented by Kathleen Wolf, Phd, on 11/4/09.   Stockbridge, GA.  (3.3 mb pdf)

Trees and Transportation: The Urban Forest’s Role in Quality of Life Along Georgia’s Roadways

Presented by Kathleen Wolf, Phd, on 11/5/09.   Stockbridge, GA.  (2.6 mb pdf)

Safe Urban Form: Revisiting the Relationship Between Community Design and Traffic Safety

Presented by Eric Dumbaugh, Phd, on 11/5/09. Stockbridge, GA.  (4.1mb pdf)

Why Urban Street Trees Aren’t the Hazard the Traffic Engineer Thinks They Are

Presented by Eric Dumbaugh, Phd, on 11/4/09. Stockbridge, GA.  (2.6 mb pdf)

 

 

 

From GUFC Third Quarterly Program, 8/23/12: Cost of Community Services by Jeff Dorfman, Ph.D, Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Georgia. The value of undeveloped parcels of land in urban areas beyond their resale value, and the balance between development and nature services.  Also:  Valuing Forest Ecosystem Services by Rebecca Moore, Ph.D, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia.


3rd Quarterly Meeting, Athens, GA, 8/10/11
Jamie Blackburn, Curator of Woodland Gardens, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Native Trees (pdf, 66 pages), Native Tree List (pdf, 1 page)
Brian Arnold, President, Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, Non-Native Invasive Plants: Becoming part of the Solution (pdf, 58 pages)
Also: A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests & A Management Guide For Invasive Plants of the Southern Forests


GUFC 2nd Quarterly Program 2011:  “Johns Creek Environmental Campus:  An Environmentally-Sensitive Landscape Modeled after Nature.” Part IPart II.  By Steve Sanchez, ASLA, Hughes Good O’Leary & Ryan Landscape Architects and Planners.  April 14, 2011.

Basic Tree Care

Tree Maintenance for Local Governments

Presented by Consulting Urban Forester Connie Head of Technical Forestry Services and Registered Landscape Architect Gretchen Musser of Elements of Land Design.  Covers tree establishment, tree maintenance, tree protection, evaluating tree condition, and resources.

Basic Tree Care, module 1

Presented by Rob Swanson on 2/20/08, 60 slides about new concepts in tree planting including suppliers and methods of planting bare root trees.

Basic Tree Care- module 2

Presented by Rob Swanson on 2/20/08, 31 slides on spotting and pruning issues in young trees.
Basic Tree Care -module 3

Presented by Rob Swanson on 2/20/08, 47 slides reviewing problems with mature trees and solutions.

Basic Tree Care Presented by Kris Thomas

Green Infrastructure

Green Infrastructure, An Introduction

Presented by Daniel Westcot and prepared by Dudley Hartel on 8/19/10, Macon, GA, 18 slides introducing the implementation of green infrastructure projects (.274mb, pdf).

Green Infrastructure, Tools for Planning and Management

Presented by Daniel Westcot and prepared by Dudley Hartel on 8/19/10, Macon, GA, 8 slides presenting basic tools for green infrastruction planning and management. (.149mb, pdf).

Health

The Science of Trees and Human Health & Well-Being

Presented by Kathleen Wolf, Phd, on 11/9/09.   Portland, OR.  (2.9 mb pdf)

Transportation

Parking and Trees in Cities and Towns: Trees and Transportation

Presented by Kathleen Wolf, Phd, on 11/4/09.   Stockbridge, GA.  (3.3 mb pdf)

Trees and Transportation: The Urban Forest’s Role in Quality of Life Along Georgia’s Roadways

Presented by Kathleen Wolf, Phd, on 11/5/09.   Stockbridge, GA.  (2.6 mb pdf)

Safe Urban Form: Revisiting the Relationship Between Community Design and Traffic Safety

Presented by Eric Dumbaugh, Phd, on 11/5/09. Stockbridge, GA.  (4.1mb pdf)

Why Urban Street Trees Aren’t the Hazard the Traffic Engineer Thinks They Are

Presented by Eric Dumbaugh, Phd, on 11/4/09. Stockbridge, GA.  (2.6 mb pdf)