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Readiness, Response, and Recovery: Managing Trees with Storms in Mind: Georgia Tree Council's Second Quarterly Program DUBLIN GA

Thursday, May 18, 2023
10:00 am2:00 pm

The topic for this program will be "Readiness, Response, and Recovery: Managing Trees with Storms in Mind," and the Georgia Forestry Commission will roll out its new resources with the Green Infrastructure Center regarding specific pruning activities, risk assessment, and tree inventorying to prepare community forests for storms. We'll also review debris staging, contracts, and risk assessment. A Georgia Emergency Management Agency representative will speak on things to keep in mind to get assistance and highlight available funding opportunities.

10:00 – 10:05 a.m. Welcome from Mary Lynne Beckley, Georgia Tree Council

10:05 – 11:00 a.m. New resources in partnership with the Green Infrastructure Center: risk assessment, debris staging, and contracts to prepare community forests for future storms

• Karen Firehock, Green Infrastructure Center, Scottsville, VA

11:00 – 12 noon “Real World” Example: How preparing debris staging areas and contracts helped the City of Alexandria, Louisiana with a better storm response and recovery.

• Darren Green, ASLA, Landscape Architect, Alexandria, LA

Noon – 12:45 p.m. Lunch (included)

12:45 – 1:15 p.m. Getting assistance from FEMA: What to do and how to do it

• Tara Teuta, Georgia Emergency Management Agency

1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Resources or activities to help with recovery

• Applying for Georgia ReLeaf funding and other available funding made possible by the Inflation Reduction Act – Joan Scales, Partnership Coordinator, Georgia Forestry Commission


Lunch is included.

CEUs: 3.25 ISA Certified Arborist, Municipal Arborist, and BCMA-Management. 3 SAF Registered Forester CFEs. Landscape Architects and others will receive a certificate of attendance for their CEU records.