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Arborist Certification Review Course

Tuesday, January 28, 20208:30 amWednesday, January 29, 20204:30 pm
Ag South, 20 East Vine Street, Statesboro, Georgia 30458
Arborist Certification Review Course

The Georgia Tree Council will present a two-day Arborist Certification Review Course taught by Certified Arborists Susan Russell and Rob Swanson January 28 and 29, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (both days), at AgSouth, 20 Vine Street, Statesboro, GA 30458. Susan and Rob will help attendees prepare for the exam with lectures and hands-on demonstrations covering Tree Biology, Tree Identification, Soil Science, Water Management, Tree Nutrition and Fertilization, Tree Selection, Installation and Establishment, Pruning, Tree Support and Lightning Protection, Diagnosis and Plant Disorders, Plant Health Care, Tree Assessment and Risk Management, Trees and Construction, Urban Forestry, Tree Worker Safety, and Climbing & Working in Trees.

STUDY GUIDE: Attendees should read through the ISA Arborist Certification Study Guide (not included) to prepare for the review and the exam. The Arborist Certification Study Guide is available at and An ISA Certified Arborist exam will be scheduled approximately one month after the review course for those wanting to take it. Attendees will be responsible for completing their own application for the exam.

The Georgia Forestry Commission is offering scholarships to cover the cost of registration for this two-day ISA arborist certification review course presented by the Georgia Tree Council. The scholarship is being offered to tree board members and tree care workers employed by a city, county, school or university who are not ISA Certified Arborists. Click link below to download a scholarship application.

No CEU credits will be offered for this course.

Thank you to AgSouth for hosting this course.

Questions? Call 470-210-5900 or e-mail

Register by clicking on the green "REGISTER NOW" button in the upper right corner of this page.

First Quarter Program "Back to Basics" and State Arbor Day Event

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
10:00 am2:00 pm
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, 301 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201
First Quarter Program "Back to Basics" and  State Arbor Day Event

Join us at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Macon on February 12, 2020 as we present our first quarter educational program and the Statewide Arbor Day Event, when Georgia Tree City USA communities, Tree Campus USA colleges and universities, and Tree Line USA utility companies are recognized and honored. A highlight of the program will be a talk by Jim David, retired superintendent of the Ocmulgee National Monument, who will chronicle the recent successful endeavor of getting the site designated as the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park, which spotlights "17 millennia of continuous human habitation." Then we'll get "Back to Basics with Trees," with talks on "Proper Planting, Proper Pruning, and What Doesn't Work." ISA Arborist and Landscape Architect CEUs will be available. 2.50 SAF Forester CFE hours. Lunch is included.

Register by clicking on the green "Register Now" button in the upper right corner of this page.

Registration fees:
$50 Georgia Tree Council members
$70 Non-members
$40 Georgia Tree City USA communities / tree board, Tree Campus USA Colleges and Universities, and Tree Line USA utilities.
Tree Cities are encourage to bring an elected official for free! Simply select that option as well when ordering tickets.

Georgia Arbor Day

Friday, February 21, 2020
12:00 am

The first Georgia Arbor Day was proclaimed by the Georgia General Assembly in December, 1890. In 1941, the General Assembly set the third Friday in February as the day of our state Arbor Day. The best time to plant trees in Georgia in November - March, so that the trees have time to get established before the hot summer.