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Arbor Day is just around the corner! Each year, Georgia celebrates Arbor Day on the third Friday in February. During the week leading up to Arbor Day, the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) sponsors Trail of Trees performances by Tim Womick, the modern day Johnny Appleseed. Tim is a trained performer that has turned his passion for trees and life into an entertaining, inspiring, and informative performance on the benefits of trees. Tim interacts with audiences of all ages to relay the importance of trees in our everyday life and to encourage people to recognize their own roles as stewards of the earth. Using props that range from an African drum to tree seeds, Tim gets his message across in a humorous and insightful manner.

The Georgia Forestry Commission would like to offer interested schools and community groups an opportunity to host one of these Trail of Trees presentations. There is no cost to schools or groups. The presentations will take place between February 16th and February 21st, 2015. The preferred audience for these programs is fourth grade and up due to the length of the presentation (approximately 1 hour) and the amount of audience interaction. The average audience size ranges from 25 to 300 people. Generally, two to three performances will be scheduled per weekday and one on Saturday.

If your school or group is interested in hosting a presentation, please send the following information to Bonny Adams, badams@gfc.state.ga.us. Please indicate several alternative dates and times if possible. Requests will be filled first come-first served based on the tour’s schedule and routing.

• What school or organization is hosting the performance?
• Where will the performance take place? Please list the exact street address.
• What are the date and times you are requesting for the performance(s)?
• Who is the potential audience (e.g. 5th graders, high school students, families, adults, etc.)?
• Approximately, how many students/people will attend?
• Who should GFC contact about specific arrangements for the performance? Please list e-mail address and phone numbers.
• If different than the Local Contact,who should GFC contact to schedule the performance? Please list e-mail and phone.
• Media Coverage: Will there be any media coverage? (e.g. local media, school/group newsletter, etc.)
• Tree Planting: (optional)Will the school or organization be planting a tree after Tim’s presentation? If yes, please indicate the planting location (e.g. front of school, park entrance, outside of rec center, etc.)
• Please keep in mind that the school/organization must provide the tree and planting tools.
• Indicate any additional information that may relate to the Trail of Trees presentation (e.g. time constraints, other items on the program, etc.)

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Seven professionals have been selected as the International Society of Arboriculture’s (ISA’s) 2011 class of “True Professionals of Arboriculture.” These outstanding arborists are forging new ways to save the urban tree canopy, partnering with innovative tree planting programs, and teaching children around the world about the science of tree care.

Among a diverse group of True Professionals chosen for 2011 based on impacts to their communities and ability to  influence colleagues, Tim Womick holds a special place in the heart of Georgians. He leads our annual Trail of Trees Program held inthe state during Arbor Day week in February. 

The 2011 class of True Professionals of Arboriculture includes:

  • Richard Adkins (Phoenix, Arizona)
  • Casey Combs (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • Mike Galvin (Washington, D.C.)
  • Gordon Mann (Auburn, California)
  • Carl Melllinger (Pacific Palisades, California)
  • William Spradley (Kirkwood, Missouri)
  • Tim Womick (Asheboro, North Carolina)

According to ISA Past-President Tim Gamma, diversity is among the many traits of this year’s True Professionals. “Each of these arborists is a consummate professional, and it is my belief their actions can serve as a best practices guide for our industry,” says Gamma. “The winners offer a unique approach to their trade, often enriching their communities and educating thousands about the importance of trees and proper tree care.”

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Profiles and case studies of the True Professionals will be featured on the ISA website and highlighted in future ISA publications such as Arborist News. Short biographies of each winner are available now.

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In celebration of Georgia’s Arbor Day, the Georgia Forestry Commission will be distributing free tree seedlings at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell this Saturday, February 6, 2010. Free admission to the CNC will be offered from 1-3 p.m., and a full day of fun activities is planned for the whole family.   This year we’re excited to be teamed up with the Chattahoochee Nature Center for this event.  It’s a day to recognize the value of trees, not only for the beauty they provide, but to learn more about how they benefit clean air, clean water, and our mental and physical health.

February is an ideal time to plant trees because winter dormancy allows seedlings the best resilience for transporting and growth in a new location. In anticipation of Georgia’s Arbor Day on the third Friday in February, a tree will be planted at the CNC and tree care tips will be shared. GFC Director Robert Farris is scheduled to make remarks and Tim Womick, often called the “modern day Johnny Appleseed,” will stage a performance at 1 p.m. featuring lots of learning and audience participation. The day kicks off with the Chattahoochee Challenge Fun Run at 7:30 a.m. and a 10k at 8 a.m. The movie, “The Man Who Planted Trees” will be screened, and the CNC’s regular variety of engaging activities will be offered as well.

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