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Annual Georgia Tree Conference

2021 Georgia Tree Conference - A Webinar

Join us for our annual Georgia Tree Conference, in webinar form, November 3-4, 9 a.m. to noon both days.  This year, we take a look at "Innovations in Community Forestry."  Topics include "Using Remote Sensing for Post-Storm Recovery" (Jeremy Cantor and Jacob Caggiano, PlanIt Geo , "The Consulting Arborist as a Design Professional" (David Dechant, ISA Master Arborist, Municipal Specialist), "Tree Ecological Processors in Community Hardscapes" (Kim Coder, PhD), Technologies for Stablizing Soil Moisture (Wei Zhang), and much more. We also honor our 2021 GTC STARs - individuals under 40 years of age making valuable contributions to urban and community forestry.  

CEUs will be available.

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

See agenda here.

Register here.

Above photo by Tim Eberly.

2020 Georgia Tree Conference - A Webinar

Thank you to speakers, sponsors and attendees of the 2020 Georgia Tree Conference:  Embracing the Challenging -  Doing our Part Today to Preserve Tomorrow's Urban Forest."  This two day webinar of 3.5 hour sessions each covered Trees and Climate Change, Drones in the Urban Forest, Invasives on the Horizon, and much more.

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.