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Join us at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Macon on February 12, 2020 as we present our first quarter educational program and the Statewide Arbor Day Event, when Georgia Tree City USA communities, Tree Campus USA colleges and universities, and Tree Line USA utility companies are recognized and honored. Tree City USA communities are invited to bring an elected official for free (registration required)!

Read about the new research on the amazing immune system of the gingko tree.

Team Trees, established by some well-known YouTube influencers, has a goal of planting 20 million trees by 2020

The emerald ash borer and the hemlock woolly adelgid are two nonnative insects which have done harm to American forests. There are actually more than 450 species of nonnative insects in our forests. Click to read about the work of forest entomologist Kamal Gandhi of the University of Georgia and a team of scientists who have uncovered patterns that help predict which insects will cause damage to which tree species.

Mary Lynne Beckley, Executive Director of the Georgia Tree Council, recently received the Kim Coder Award from the Georgia Arborist Association. The award was given in recognition of lifetime achievement for a career of educational efforts. The person who receiveds this award each year best demonstrates Dr. Coder's commitment to educate arborists and the public about trees and professional tree care.