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Workshops & Conferences

Trees and Electrical Safety: A Webinar in Partnership with Georgia Power

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
9:00 am11:00 am
A webinar

Join us for our annual "Trees and Electrical Safety" webinar presented in partnership with the Georgia Power Company on March 12, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Learn about:

Fundamentals of Utility Arboriculture – Chad Jenkins, Georgia Power Utility Arborist

Working with Utilities and the High Voltage Safety Act – Josh Athon, Georgia Power Utility Arborist

Utilizing LiDAR to Identify Hazards – Jessi Pollard, Georgia Power Utility Arborist Supervisor

Importance of Community Partnerships – Randell Hunt, Georgia Power Utility Arborist

ISA: 2 certified arborist, 2 utility specialist, 2 BCMA Management, 2 TW Climber Specialist, 2 TW Aerial Lift Specialist
SAF Forester: 1.5, category 1
Landscape Architects and others receive a certificate of attendance for their CEU records.

Register at or clicking on link below.

Second Quarter Program: Current and Emerging Threats to the Urban Forest - Wildfire and Pests

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
10:00 am2:00 pm

At our second quarter educational program, we'll be taking a look at "Current and Emerging Threats to the Urban Forest." The first half of this program will cover the Wildland-Urban Interface, the threat of wildfire and how to prepare for it. Mark Wiles, Wildfire Prevention Specialist with the Georgia Forestry Commission, will speak on the Firewise program and how to protect your home and community from the threat of wildfire. Seth Hawkins will report on the new Wildfire Risk Reduction Qualification module of the International Society of Arboriculture.

Next, Dr. Scott Merkle, Professor of Biology with the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia, will talk to us about the research he and his colleagues are conducting at the Merkle Lab, such as in-vitro propagation approaches for conservation and restoration of threatened North American trees, like the American chestnut, eastern and Carolina hemlocks, and green ash and white ash, all under attack by exotic pests and pathogens.

Lunch will be provided.

CEUs will be available.

Registration details will be posted soon.


Campus Tree Conference 2024 - Statesboro

Wednesday, September 18, 2024
9:00 am3:00 pm

This popular annual educational event, hosted this year by Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, is for tree keepers on any type of campus setting - colleges and universities, corporate campuses, botanical gardens, etc. Attendees include directors and staff of landscaping departments, as well as grounds crews, administrators, sustainability leaders, arborists, and others who care for campus trees. We'll talk about tree issues common to campuses such as safety and risk, soil compaction, campus growth and trees, and many other topics.

Lunch is included.
CEUs will be available.
Registration details will be posted soon.

Annual Georgia Tree Conference - Jekyll Island

Wednesday, November 6, 20248:00 amThursday, November 7, 20241:30 pm

We're thrilled to be presenting the Annual Georgia Tree Conference this year at the Jekyll Island Club Resort. Attendees will enjoy general and breakout sessions with fantastic speakers and urban forestry experts to help you gain the knowledge you need to care for your urban forest.

This event also features our Excellence in Urban Forestry Awards Luncheon, a tour of Jekyll Island's trees, and an evening reception with food, drink, and a silent auction benefitting the Georgia Tree Council's work.

Make sure you are on our email list to receive announcements about this GTC signature educational event as details emerge.