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Hello Georgia Tree Board Members and Urban Forestry Friends,

The Urban Update newsletter scfp-newsletter-february-2017 from the Sustainable Community Forestry Program, includes a list of recertified Tree City USAs and Tree Campus USAs for the 2016 year. Recertification materials have been shipped to our regional offices around the state.

Atlanta Arbor Day 1

City of Atlanta

Please join us for the Mayors’ Symposium on Trees and Statewide Arbor Day Celebration on February 14th at Trees Atlanta. Registration is free for mayors. We will highlight your campus or city’s 2016 Arbor Day successes, take photos of your tree board with State Forester Robert Farris, and prepare an individual news release for your city or campus. Your mayor can also have an opportunity to say a few words at the luncheon as well. Please call or email Susan (678-476-6227, sgranbery@gfc.state.ga.us) in advance to make arrangements regarding speaking or other announcements.

Arbor Day Proclamation 2016 Photo with Gov. Deal

Arbor Day Proclamation with Governor Deal 2016

If you are new to the Tree City USA program and would like to join a small group of us at the capitol on February 13th at 9:30 am, we will have a photo opportunity in the office of Governor Nathan Deal as he presents the official Georgia Arbor Day Proclamation. Please contact Susan Granbery if you are interested in joining us, along with your local legislators.

Happy Arbor Day!

Thank you,

The Georgia Forestry Commission, Sustainable Community Forestry Program

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Community Tree Board members and Partners are invited to join us at the Capitol tomorrow.  We’ll be be photographed with the Governor and 2011 Arbor Day Proclamation in the North Wing at 9:45 a.m. RSVP to Susan Granbery at sgranbery@gfc.state.ga.us, 678-476-6227 if you plan to come. Below is a Press Release for further information about Forestry Day at the Capitol.

Governor Deal Joins Forestry Elite in Announcing Ecosystem Benefits of Georgia’s Forests Release Date: 02.08.11 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: A. Brown-Olmstead Associates, Phone: 404-659-0919, E-mail: thomas@newaboa.com

Why are Georgia’s working forests as important to sustainable economic development in our state as the airport in Atlanta and the port in Savannah? As part of Georgia’s second largest industry, annually injecting $28.2 billion into the state’s economy, foresters, landowners and forest product manufacturers sustain this precious natural resource to continue to create economic opportunity throughout our state. But what is the value of the job the state’s vast woodlands do to clean our air and water – and provide other vital environmental services to Georgia? Now, for the first time, we know the answer. This is the first time to our knowledge such a research project of this matter has been done.

Mark your calendars now for Georgia Forestry Day, a gathering of state business, civic, and environmental leaders, at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 in the north lobby of the State Capitol…

To read the full Press Release, please visit Atlanta Daybook: http://atlanta.daybooknetwork.com/story/2011/02/08/38111georgia-forestry-foundation.shtml

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Photo of parking lot bio-retention area from epa.gov

The City of Jefferson and the Jefferson Heritage Tree Council are partnering to offer a roundtable discussion on July 20th from 8:30am-12pm at the Jackson EMC Meeting Room. The gathering of tree board members and city and county staff will discuss stormwater management issues and seek to gain a better understanding of how trees contribute to stormwater management and water quality.

The agenda will include:

  • Stormwater Management Terminology – Jeff Killip, Public Works Director, City of Jefferson
  • The Water Cycle and the Role of Trees in Reducing Runoff – Liz Kramer, NARSAL, University of Georgia
  • Stormwater Management Processes and Regulations – Shannon Young, Stormwater Management Supervisor, Barrow County and Hoyt Oliver, City Council Member, City of Oxford
  • Stormwater Management Case Studies, George Street Park Rain Garden, Oxford College East Village Residence Hall Landscape Features and Tree Loss Policy, Detention Basin for the Jefferson Elementary School and Pervious Parking Lot at the Jefferson Civic Center
  • A tour of the Pervious Parking Lot at the Civic Center

Attendance is free and open to all interested persons but you must register in advance by emailing Connie Head at tfshead@aol.com.  Include the names of those attending, their titles, organization, phone numbers and e-mail addresses. For questions please call Connie at 706.202.5279. See you at the roundtable!

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