The Georgia Urban Forest Council presents
"UNDERSTANDING LIVE OAKS:  PILLARS OF CULTURE AND COMMUNITY"

May 18, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center at Bainbridge State College, in the Solarium Room
2500 E. Shotwell Street

Bainbridge, GA 39819


Dr. Kim Coder, Professor of Community Forestry & Tree Health at the University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, will discuss the history (biological & cultural) of live oak and the general scientific nomenclature and biology of the species. "Live oak has played a great role in the founding of this nation and
development of this three state region," Dr. Coder says. "As the state tree of Georgia,live oak should be celebrated and recognized for its forests, unique
individuals, and natural history.  We still have large, old live oak trees hidden along field edges, in native forest patches, and along old lanes. We need to find and
record these symbols of long-life and our historic past.”
Dave Edwards, Certified Arborist, Albany, GA
will speak on his experience in caring for older live oaks, with case studies and time for questions.


Lunch is included.  Continuing education units will be available for arborists and foresters. A certificate of professional development will be available for landscape architects and others.

Registration: $40 GUFC Members, $50 Non-members 

All are welcomed.

Register here.

For more information, call GUFC at 470-210-5900 or e-mail marylynne@gufc.org.

Drawing of Candler Live Oak by Barry Nehr.

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