Seeking arborist certification?  Just want to know more about trees?

GUFC can help you.                                                                                           

The Georgia Urban Forest Council will present a two-day Arborist Certification Review Course taught by Certified Arborist Gretchen Musser on February 10 and 11, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (both days), at the Georgia Forestry Commission headquarters in Macon.  Gretchen 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. 

LOCATION:  Georgia Forestry Commission headquarters, 5645 Riggins Mill Road
Dry Branch, Georgia 31020 (Macon)

DATE AND TIME:  February 10 and 11 (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. both days)

REGISTRATION FEE:  $100 GUFC members; $115 non-members (Lunch and refreshments provided on both days.)

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 three weeks 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.  Download application here.  Scholarship application must be approved by the Georgia Forestry Commission before registering for the class.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS: ISA CEU hours will be available for certified arborists taking the class as a refresher course.

Questions?  Call Mary Lynne Beckley at 404-377-0404 or e-mail her at

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