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Georgia Grove

Georgia Forestry Commission and Georgia Urban Forest Council

Website: http://www.americangrove.org/ga
Location: Georgia
Members: 171
Latest Activity: Apr 2

 

 

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GUFC Second Quarterly Program: Watershed Restoration, Tree Inventories, and Public Health

GUFC Second Quarterly Program: Watershed Restoration, Tree Inventories, and Public Health May 14, 2014 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Atlanta Botanical Garden 1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30309At this program held at the beautiful Atlanta Botanical…Continue

Started by Mary Lynne Beckley Apr 2.

The Queen of the Piedmont Forest!

Early spring for me is symbolized by the early blooming of the Japanese Magnolias, followed by Bradfore Pears, Cherry Trees, and then the Queen... the dogwood! For a nice gallery of Dogwoods Go to…Continue

Tags: Forest, the, of, Queen, Dogwood

Started by Neil Norton Mar 17.

Eisenhower Tree at Augusta Comes Down Due to Ice Storm

The tree a president couldn't take down was sadly destroyed by the…Continue

Tags: Storm, Ice, Tree, Eisenhower, Augusta

Started by Neil Norton Mar 10.

SHADE Magazine is here – in Flipbook form!

The 2014 issue of SHADE is brimming with informative articles on creating green…Continue

Tags: Urban, Forestry, Infrastructure, Green, Magazine

Started by Neil Norton Mar 5.

Georgia's Arbor Week a Big Success

Last week the Georgia Forestry Commission sponsored Tim Womick’s Trail of…Continue

Tags: Webcast, Arborday, Georgia

Started by Neil Norton Feb 26.

Trees Atlanta Arbor Day Speaker Event with Jim Robbins

Thu, February 20, 2014 6:00PM to 7:30PM (Eastern)…Continue

Started by Administrator Feb 14.

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Comment by Neil Norton on October 23, 2013 at 11:27am
Attending GUFC's Tree Canopy and Green Infrastructure in Columbus Georgia. Topic #1: Using GIS to gather data for GI. Topic #2: Urban development impact on watersheds. Developing forests creates flashy conditions. Forests act as a "kidney Function" for watersheds.
Comment by Neil Norton on February 27, 2013 at 10:58am

Looking for great trees in Metro Atlanta.  Be sure to check out Trees Atlanta's Champion Tree Map

How about hidden forests in Georgia.  Go tot heGeorgia Urban Forests Notable Forests.  Scroll to the bottom for the map. 

Comment by Elizabeth Bier on January 10, 2013 at 9:54am

So glad to be a member!

Comment by Neil Norton on October 29, 2012 at 10:40am

GA Exotic Pest Plant Council Annual Meeting at Griffin, GA

November 8, 2012 from 9am to 4pm

Stuckey Conference Center, UGA1109 Experiment StreetGriffin, GeorgiaKeynote SpeakerDouglas W.…

Comment by Administrator on October 19, 2012 at 10:02am

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Contact: Dave Teffeteller FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
404-895-3940 Date: October 2, 2012
dave@ellijay.com
SAVE GEORGIA'S HEMLOCKS IS ONE OF TOP 3 FINALISTS
VOTING BEGINS FOR ATLANTA'S 2012 COX CONSERVES HEROES AWARD
Donna Shearer, founder and Chairman of Save Georgia’s Hemlocks (SGH), is a finalist for the 2012 Cox Conserves Heroes award for her work to save north Georgia’s Eastern (Canadian) Hemlock and Carolina Hemlock. These species are in grave danger of being wiped out by an imported Asian insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid. The winner, to be selected by popular on-line vote October 1 – 29, will receive a substantial monetary gift for his/her nonprofit organization. You can help increase awareness of this important issue and funding for SGH programs by voting.
Under Donna’s leadership, SGH has established educational programs to raise the public’s awareness of the dire consequences of losing the hemlocks and the practical solutions available to save them, developed in-depth training for volunteers who provide hemlock-related advice and assistance to others in their communities, offers charitable service to aid property owners who have limited financial resources for hemlock treatment, and supplies volunteer labor to public land managers such as the U. S. Forest Service to help with hemlock treatment in Georgia’s hemlock conservation areas.
"It is a great honor to receive this recognition for our work to save the hemlocks," Shearer said. "It will help to increase the public's awareness of the crisis that threatens the beauty and environmental balance of Georgia’s mountain ecosystem as well as the economic health of communities that rely heavily on tourism and outdoor recreation such as hiking and trout fishing, and the monetary award will enable SGH to expand our educational and charitable service efforts on behalf of these magnificent trees."
Please vote for vote for Donna and Save Georgia's Hemlocks! From October 1 – 29, go to www.wsbtv.com/coxconservesheroes for the voting site, watch the video profiles, and cast your vote.
Save Georgia’s Hemlocks is a 100% volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of concerned citizens dedicated to preserving, conserving, and restoring endangered hemlocks through education and charitable service. To learn more, please visit www.savegeorgiashemlocks.org or call the Hemlock Help LineSM 706-429-8010.

Comment by Administrator on October 19, 2012 at 9:38am
From Sustainable Community Forestry, A Program of the Georgia Forestry Commission.

Fall Leaf Report for the Weekend of Oct. 20th

Northwest:

Some pretty fall foliage is beginning to appear in northwest Georgia. Hickories are just starting to turn yellow and sourwoods are a brilliant orange-red. You’ll see deep hues of purplish reds in dogwoods, blackgums and sweetgums, while maples are bursting forth with orange and red. Oaks are slowly fading into shades of crimson.

There is still a good amount of time left in the season, but leaves have been slow to turn so far. Peak in northwest Georgia is usually around the last week in October.

For a scenic trip this weekend, consider the Lookout Mountain Scenic Highway atop the mountain at Highways 157 and 189. You’ll find beautiful views of Cloudland Canyon from the overlook and along the trails. MurrayCounty, Grassy Mountain, the Mill Creek overlook and area around Fort Mountain State Park are also showing some beautiful fall color.

Northeast:

Upper elevations are still the big show in northeast Georgia, but color is beginning to develop across the entire region. Georgia Forestry Commission foresters estimate a 30-percent color change has occurred. The hickories and poplars are showing great yellows and golds, and maples are coming on strong with shades of yellow, orange and red. The poplars and birches are starting to loose the leaves, along with the black gums. The dogwoods are not as vibrant with red and burgundy this year, but there is still strong understory color from the gums, sassafras, and sumac, also in the deep purple to red, orange and yellow hues. Higher elevations are turning fast (about 50 to 70 percent) and cooler temperatures this week should speed things up. Peak color is predicted in about two weeks.

Weather forecasts indicate a terrific weekend ahead. Here are two good scenic outing options: From Dahlonega, take GA 60 to Morganton. Or, from Calhoun, take GA 53 to Jasper and then go north to Blairsville or Morganton. GA 60 is a favorite route for motorcycles any weekend. Add color to the trip and traffic may get heavy along this route, so be aware.

Comment by Neil Norton on September 7, 2012 at 11:38am

Join the Georgia Urban Forest Council at this year's ArborJam in support of Georgia ReLeaf a tree planting initiative to help restore the urban forests in Georgia towns and cities that have been devastated by storms. This year's event will be at the Marietta Museum of History, housed on the second floor of the historic Kennesaw House, which is the subject of many stories and local ghost folklore and featured on CNN, The History Channel and PBS.  By attending ArborJam, you support towns and cities across Georgia that have lost trees to storms and need funding to replant them.  We hope to see you there!  

Tickets are $45, and a portion of your ticket is tax-deductible.  

Eventbrite - ArborJam 2012

Comment by Administrator on August 16, 2012 at 9:28am

The annual walk in the forest for Metro Atlanta Scouts sponsored by the Forestry Commission will be October 20th.  View more info here!

Comment by Neil Norton on June 21, 2012 at 11:07am

It is hot out there!  Be sure to water your trees this summer, especially any planted in the last few years.  Below are some great watering tips from Casey Trees in DC.

You know to give your trees 25 gallons of water per week, but how do you get the water to them? Here are some tips for moving water to trees this summer.

Transporting water:

  • Use a hose. If you have one of these connected to a water supply you’re in great shape. Conquer any distance by attaching hoses together.
  • Get creative. Use old buckets or water cooler jugs to transport and pour water.
  • Carry water in a wheelbarrow or wagon. Hand-propelled vehicles lighten any load.
  • Use teamwork. If you work together, you can accomplish a lot more. Bring your friends or your family along to help you water trees.

Delivering the water to the tree:

  • Install a slow-release watering bag (such as an Ooze Tube). Use bags that hold the recommended 25 gallons of water. Watering bags can be purchased at most home improvement, garden and nursery stores.
  • Use a funnel. Funnels effectively pour water into watering bags and reduce waste from spilling.
  • Turn a hose on a low trickle for half an hour. If you don’t have a slow-release watering bag, set up your hose to run on a low setting. You can stick around or walk away, but remember to turn the water off after you are finished so that you don’t waste water or over-water the tree.
  • Make your own slow-release watering device. Add holes to the bottom of a bucket and place at the base of a tree. You can fill it up and then walk away.

Remember to take care when watering trees, especially young ones. They will need 25 gallons of water per week on average, delivered slowly and carefully. Street trees in your neighborhood may also need water as they tend to not have much permeable ground nearby to gather water for their roots. It is the responsibility of residents to take care of watering street trees near their property.

Ready to water your trees? Take the 25 to Stay Alive Pledge and receive a rain gauge to determine whether your trees are getting enough water. We send them free to anyone who signs the pledge and lives within 25 miles of Washington, D.C. Casey Trees announces the watering recommendation for the coming week every Monday morning to let you know how much watering is needed. If you need a quick update on the current watering conditions, visit our homepage (this week it is very hot, so your trees need the water!). Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates on tree watering and other news from Casey Trees.

http://caseytrees.org/blog/how-to-water-your-trees-this-summer/

Comment by Neil Norton on April 12, 2012 at 9:51am

View the history, composition, and size of southern forests though interactive maps and videos at this incredible website, www.seesouthernforests.org.   Watch a video or just explore the maps using google earth. 

 

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