Workshops & Quarterly Programs

Workshops and Quarterly Programs

Arborist Certification Review Course

Tuesday, June 11, 20198:30 amWednesday, June 12, 20194:30 pm
Alpharetta City Hall

Seeking arborist certification? Need a refresher course?

The Georgia Tree Council will present a two-day Arborist Certification Review Course taught by Certified Arborists Susan Russell and Rob Swanson on June 11 and 12, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (both days), at Alpharetta City Hall, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA.  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.

SCHOLARSHIPS:  The Georgia Forestry Commission is offering scholarships to cover the cost of registration for tree board members and tree care workers employed by a city, county, school or university who are not ISA-certified arborists.  Click here to download a scholarship application.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS will be available for those taking the class as a refresher course.

LUNCH is included on both days.

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

Trees as Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Thursday, August 8, 2019
10:00 am2:00 pm
Pond and Company, 3500 Parkway Ln #500, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

It’s year five for this annual program. Karen Firehock of Virginia’s Green Infrastructure Center will report on results from the Alpharetta and Norcross case study projects. Other speakers: Jason Gregory of Georgia Tech, DeepRoot’s Brenda Guglielmina, and Tamara Graham from the City of Atlanta Watershed Department. Lunch included. CEUs will be available.

Trees as Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
10:00 am2:00 pm
Rainwater Conference Center, 1 Meeting Pl, Valdosta, GA 31601

We’ll also take the Trees as Green Stormwater Infrastructure program to South Georgia, and reach out to, among other audiences, Phase I and II communities, which are the communities that are permitted by EPD to address stormwater. Speakers: Jenny Gulick, Urban Canopy Works, Kentucky and Charlie Marcus, Legacy Arborist Services.

Campus Canopy Conference

Thursday, September 12, 2019
9:00 am3:00 pm
University of North Georgia, Gainesville Campus, 3820 Mundy Mill Rd, Oakwood, GA 30566

This popular conference is for physical plant managers, landscape directors, administrators, sustainability staff, and others who care for trees on a college campus or any other campus setting.



Thursday, November 7, 20198:00 amFriday, November 8, 20193:00 pm
Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort, 4021 Lakeview Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083

"Trees and Equity, Community Collaboration, and Building the Future Workforce"
Don’t miss our signature annual education event that features keynote talks, breakout sessions, tours and activities, our annual awards luncheon, and a trade show. American Forests’ Sarah Anderson will open our conference with a talk on getting diverse populations and students involved in urban forestry. Additional outstanding speakers are scheduled. A tree board roundtable is schedule on November 6 as a pre-conference activity. Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities available.