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Georgia Grove

Georgia Forestry Commission and Georgia Urban Forest Council

Location: Georgia
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Enjoy the Summer Issue of GUFC's Tree Talks Newsletter

In this issue:Spaces available in the August 21 GUFC Program at Waddell…Continue

Started by Administrator yesterday.

Savannah Tree Canopy Study

American Grove Member Ian Hanou posted an interesting article about a canopy study in Savannah, GA.  Check it out at …Continue

Tags: Study, Canopy, Savannah

Started by Neil Norton Jul 17.

Reserve space before this popular training is full!

The first session on Saturday, Aug 2 is quickly approaching so register soon for the 8th round of TreeKeeper certification.  During 7 separate Sessions led by local experts and ISA Certified Arborists, students of all levels learn skills to put to…Continue

Started by Neil Norton Jul 9.

GUFC Third Quarterly Program is August 21 at Middle Georgia State College and the Waddell Barnes Botanical Gardens in Macon

 At this program, we'll discuss stormwater projects around the state that involve trees and green infrastructure, such as the rain gardens at Macon's Mercer University and the Town Green in Rome, Georgia.  What works?  What doesn't?  What are the…Continue

Started by Mary Lynne Beckley Jul 2.

Trees Atlanta's Annual TreeKeeper Course

Kate Baltzell, Trees Atlanta's Education Coordinator, seeks participants in the City of Atlanta funded TreeKeeper program. Please promote to anyone, amateur or professional, who'd like to learn…Continue

Started by Jasen Johns Jul 1.

GUFC presents a "Creating Urban Orchards" workshop June 25 1 Reply

Join us in Jefferson on June 25 to learn more about creating urban orchards.  Details:June 259:00 a.m. – 12 noonJefferson Civic Center, 65 Kissam St, Jefferson, GA 30549 Speakers:  Arborist Susan RussellJackson County Extension Agent Sam IngramSarah…Continue

Started by Mary Lynne Beckley. Last reply by Jasen Johns Jun 11.

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Comment by Mary Lynne Beckley on September 7, 2010 at 11:21am
Nominate a deserving individual or organization for a Georgia Urban Forestry Award. Let's honor those that do good for our trees! The deadline is September 15. Go to to download an application.
Comment by Mary Lynne Beckley on August 17, 2010 at 3:21pm
GUFC is planning a session for its November Annual Conference called "Trees and Signs can Co-exist! How Do You Do It?" We are looking for communities who have success stories to share about trees and signs in retail areas. If you'd like to participate in a panel discussion on this topic, please let me know! The GUFC Annual Conference ("Smart Retail Development: Money Grows on Trees!") will be held Nov. 17-18 at the Classic Center in Athens.
Comment by Dawn Willis on August 15, 2010 at 9:44am
I feel for you Neil! I'm worried about the 38 trees that I planted at my daughter's school with the help from a GFC 'Making the Shade' grant. I can't water at night so I water in the mornings. I try to water before the kids come out because they insist on playing in the water or asking me for a drink!
Comment by Neil Norton on August 13, 2010 at 2:00pm
Lately I have found myself on rogue watering missions at night. In the current "drought" I get worried about the trees I planted last fall and winter. I was particularly worried about a black gum I planted for my daughters girls scout troop at a nearby church. My mission the other evening was to find a bucket and water source at the church, which I successfully did, and I watered the tree. A curious maintenance man came by and I explained what I was doing and we had an amazing conversation about how trees give back and make you feel good. My other mission I complete on a more regular basis, my neighbor planted two red oaks in July. Knowing they will need lots of water to survive I extract water from my rain barrel and water them almost every other day. My neighbor caught me one night and started laughing and said that he loved it because he grew up in an Italian neighborhood in New York and was used to people getting into his business. So far, so good - my missions have been successful.
Comment by Wind Chapman on July 26, 2010 at 9:32am
Let's bring back the American Chestnut!
Comment by Administrator on July 26, 2010 at 8:47am
The Georgia Grove was featured on the "Our Green Atlanta" blog over the weekend:
Comment by Susan Granbery on July 21, 2010 at 4:04pm
Thanks to the City of Jefferson and the Jefferson Heritage Tree Council for hosting a Community Forestry Roundtable focusing on Trees and Stormwater Management Basics on July 20th. Well done. Can't wait to see the summary of some of the issues and solutions discussed.
Comment by Greg Denzin on July 20, 2010 at 2:35pm
Hey Susan Reisch, I enjoyed the Community Forestry Roundtable meeting we had today, and thought I would follow up on some contacts made.
Hey Beryl, how long can we order tree saplings from forest service. I saw somewhere they started taking orders July 1st. interested in eastern red cedars, straight species.. thanks
Comment by Beryl Budd on July 6, 2010 at 4:14pm
Hey Neil,

Yes that was a Making the Shade project at Atha Rd. School near Monroe.
Comment by Neil Norton on July 6, 2010 at 3:14pm
A nursery women taught the slurry trick to me and she swears by it, you take a bucket of water and fill a third to half with red clay to make the "slurry" than you dip the root ball into it covering the roots in red clay, then plant. She really emphasized untangling the roots before as well, it can be like unraveling a complex labyrinth. This probably won't apply to your project but I thought I would post for others, thanks for asking.

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