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What are you doing on June 16th? Will you join Park Pride for Pints for Parks, 6 - 9 pm at Orpheus Brewing, Parkside Piedmont?  The event benefits Park Pride's Volunteer Program.

We'll have drinks, fun games, a great silent auction, good company and food sampling compliments of Atlanta Olive Oil, Craft Izakaya, Fred's Meat & Bread, H. Harper Station, Metrotainment Bakery, Rathbun's, Yalla and Whole Foods.  Individual tickets are  just $30.   

I hope you can join us! Register today, before this e

GUFC Third Quarterly Program
"Post-Recession Development: 
Conserving Trees for Green Stormwater Infrastructure"
August 13, 2015    10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Milton City Hall
13000 Deerfield Parkway
Milton, GA 30004

Topics at this informative program will include topics New Development Trending Without Trees, Tree Ordinance Issues, Tree Canopy and Stormwater Run-off:  The Numbers; and a Panel Discussion: Planning for Stormwater Management with Urban Trees in the midst of post-recession development.  A

2782159459?profile=originalSearch Launched for "Great American Tree" A nationwide contest is underway to locate the 2015 "Great American Tree." The American Grove is looking for trees that are community landmarks, have environmental or historic significance, or simply have a story that makes them extraordinary. Nominations for the Great American Tree are due on June 30, 2015, and must include a photograph, a description of why the tree is special, its location, and its species and size, including height and/or diameter. N

GUFC Second Quarterly Program

"Urban Soils:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"
Pre- and Post- Tree Planting Soil Management

May 7, 2015 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Athens-Clarke County Library
2025 Baxter Street, Athens, Georgia
Appleton Auditorium

Dr. Larry Morris, Professor, Forest Soils, Warnell School of Forestry and
Natural Resource, The University of Georgia, will discuss making site corrections before planting trees and ameliorating problems through techniques like PH adjustments and using tools

The latest issue of GUFC's SHADE Magazine helps communities manage urban trees in winter storms  The 2015 issue of Shade covers urban Trees and winter storms. “Urban and Community Forestry: How to Prepare for Ice and Snow” is available in both an electronic and pr3311423680?profile=RESIZE_180x180inted issue. Get your electronic issue by clicking here -- and keep it handy as a reference guide. Topics include Documentation, Canopy Asessments, Mitigation Planning, Working with FEMA and GEMA, Talking to the Media and more.  Article

Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) is hosting an informational meeting on Emerald Ash Borer regulations specifically for owners of tree care companies to provide a basic understanding of the regulations that are now in place for the movement and treatment of ash materials. Experts from GFC’s Forest Health Department and the Georgia Department of Agriculture will explain the history of Emerald Ash Borer, quarantine regulations, compliance agreements and answer any questions. March 5, 2015Gwinne

Arbor Day in Georgia is February 20th. Residents of Gwinnett County are celebrating throughout the month. Join us for one of these free events.

Article by Susan Larson, Gwinnett Daily Post. (January 31, 2015)

Berkeley Lake 

For Arbor Day, the Berkeley Lake Conservancy will be planting a native dogwood—Cornus florida “Cherokee Princess” at City Hall. The flowers will give nectar to insects and fall berries will provide food to birds. Our citizens will be able to enjoy its beauty all year. The pla

Trees Atlanta has announced the 2015 Junior TreeKeepers Summer Camp at the new Trees Atlanta TreeHouse!

During the summer break, Junior TreeKeepers camp offers five days of interactive and hands-on activities in environmental science, as well as field trips to local attractions such as Fernbank Forest, a 200-year-old forest, and Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Elementary and middle school campers will explore:

  • Environmental science
  • Orienteering & GPS mapping
  • Critical thinking
  • Community service
  • Team

Join us for Georgia Urban Forest Council’s First Quarterly program and the 2015 State Arbor Day Event on Wednesday, February 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Oval Hall at Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road, Macon.  Dr. Ed Gilman, Professor of Environmental Horticulture at the University of Florida and a leading researcher and educator in tree selection, urban design, nursery production, and urban tree management, will be our keynote speaker for the day.  Dr. Gilman will present practical guidance on the

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 an

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