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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 Wind Chapman on March 8, 2011 at 5:55pm

Carol, you wanted trees for forage for what animals? Cherry trees are safe when green. However the wilted leaves are cyanogenic and kill animals directly or in directly each year.

Ignore all of this if you are wanting trees that you can harvest food from. I recommend the persimmon, paw-paw, hazlenut, walnut, chestnut oak, and my favorite, the hickory tree. The oak needs to have the tannins taken out (I boil the crushed acorns and change the water twice.) The hickory nuts open with gentle roasting in a skillet and the oil from the crushed nut is exquisite.

Comment by Neil Norton on March 8, 2011 at 5:01pm
Yes Paw Paw Trees do produce a fantastic fruit, however, the fly that pollinates them has gone missing of late.  You can hand pollinate or do it the old fashioned way, hang a piece or rotting meat near the tree, which in turn attracts the fly.  By the way, another ecosystem service of the forests, habitat for pollinators!
Comment by Carol Norton on March 8, 2011 at 3:57pm
Yum. Would love to try planting a chestnut tree but may settle for one of the fruits. Someone just told me paw paw trees have great fruit. I didn't know that.
Comment by Neil Norton on March 8, 2011 at 10:03am
Prunus includes plums, cherries, peaches, apricots, almonds.   Other trees that come to mind are chestnut, walnut, and persimmon.   Georgia is rich in forage tree species!  Of course, chestnuts have mostly been wiped out, although rumors persist that there are hidden groves that are resistent to chestnut blight!
Comment by kathryn kolb on March 8, 2011 at 9:33am
yes - there are several species - look for species of "prunus" - some are quite tasty
Comment by Carol Norton on March 7, 2011 at 6:38pm
I am wondering if anyone knows where I can find out information on local forage tree species. Are any cherries native to Georgia by any chance?
Comment by Neil Norton on March 7, 2011 at 12:39pm
Our State Senators will be voting on a bill to allow billboard companies to clear-cut public trees on our highways.  Clear cutting trees for billboards harms the scenic beauty along Georgia highways. Billboard companies can already trim and remove trees under Georgia state law, but now they want the ability to cut down even more trees. This is our last chance to stop this harmful bill. Please contact your senator today!


Problem:

House Bill 179 allows billboard companies to clear cut every single tree in a view zone in front of a billboard. Thanks to a team of powerful lobbyists, HB 179 has moved quickly through the Georgia State Legislature despite significant public opposition.

HB 179 could be voted on by the full Senate as early as tomorrow, March 8.  This is the last vote before heading to the Governor for final approval.

Billboard owners can already trim and cut trees in front of billboards under existing law, but the billboard industry wants to back away from a deal they agreed to years ago so they can cut down every single hardwood and pine tree in a view zone in front of their signs. These are trees in the public right of way that would be sacrificed for private gain.

Solution:
Georgia state senators should vote NO on House Bill 179 to protect the environment and stand up to powerful special interests
Action Needed:
Contact your state senator today to tell them to vote NO on House Bill 179.

Deadline for responding: Please take action today - the bill could be up for a vote by the entire Senate by tomorrow, March 8.

Act Now


The following organizations are participating in this campaign:
    Georgia Canoeing Association
    Georgia Conservancy
    Georgia Conservation Voters
    Georgia Forest Watch
    Georgia River Network
    Mothers & Others for Clean Air
    Sierra Club - Georgia Chapter
    Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
    Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
Comment by Susan Granbery on February 23, 2011 at 10:19pm
Congratulations to the University of Georgia (UGA) which is being recognized as a new Tree Campus USA on February 24th. The Georgia Forestry Commisssion is presenting the plaque and flag to President, Dr. Michael Adams at 10 a.m.at Terrell Hall. UGA is also home to Georgia's Champion Blackgum tree, which will also be recognized.
Comment by Susan Granbery on February 15, 2011 at 11:29am

Friday, Feb. 18 is Arbor Day in Georgia. For a listing of community events, visit the GFC's Sustainable Community Forestry Program Blog: http://gfccommunityforestry.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/georgia-celebr...

 

Comment by Administrator on February 9, 2011 at 4:10pm
Did you see this AJC article of the value of Georgia's tree? They're worth $37 billion.
 

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