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.