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Annual Georgia Tree Conference

2020 Georgia Tree Conference - A Webinar

We're taking the Georgia Tree Council's Annual Georgia Tree Conference online this year.  Scheduled for two 3.5 hour sessions on November 4 and 5, this webinar conference will address "EMBRACING THE CHALLENGE: DOING OUR PART TODAY TO PRESERVE TOMORROW’S URBAN FOREST."  Topics will include Climate Variability and Trees, How Climate Change is Affecting Available Tree Species, Invasives in the Urban Forest, Using Drones in Urban Forestry, Cultivating the Next Generation of Arborists and Urban Foresters, Mitigation of Urban Tree Hazards and Community Perceptions, and much more.  Speakers include Dr. Kim Coder and Dr. Scott Merkle of the University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Dr. David Coyle of Clemson University and many others.

Up to 6 ISA CEUs will be available.  SAF Forester CFEs: 6 hours, category 1.  Landscape Architects and others can receive a certificate of attendance for their CEU records.

See agenda here.

Registration fees:  $50 Georgia Tree Council members, $75 non-members
Georgia Tree Council members: To receive the $50 member rate, type GTCMEMBER50 (all caps, no spaces) in the discount code field.
Paying by check?  Type PAYBYCHECK (all caps, no spaces) in the discount code field and sent a check for the appropriate amount to Georgia Tree Council, P.O. Box 2199, Stone Mountain, GA  30086.

Questions?  Email


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2019 Georgia Tree Conference

"Trees and Equity, Community Collaboration, and Building the Future Workforce"

November 7-8, 2019

Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort

4021 Lakeview Drive, Stone Mountain, GA  30083

Our signature annual education event featured keynote talks, breakout sessions, tours and activities, our annual awards luncheon, and a trade show.  American Forests’ Eboni Hall, City of Savannah's Nick Deffley, and Greening Youth Foundation's Dr. Daniel Jones opened our conference with talks on getting diverse populations and students involved in urban forestry.  Additional outstanding speakers explored canopy restoration, trees and moisture, trees and utilities, the ROI of healthy urban trees, creating parks in small towns, and much more. Attendees enjoyed tours: 1) a guided tour of King's Trail to view unique tree habitat, review tree ID, and learn about caring for this urban forest; 2) a guided bus tour of Stone Mountain Park's landmark tree with an optional walk through the Cox Nature Garden, and 3) for those wanting a more ambitious tour, a guided hike up Stone Mountain to review unique forested sections and see Old Man Cedar and the Georgia Oaks.   Our Excellence in Urban Forestry Awards Luncheon showcased great work around the state.