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The Georgia Urban Forest Council (GUFC) will meet on May 22 at Zoo Atlanta for an educational program on “The Urban Forests of Utility Corridors.” Georgia EMCs and utility companies are invited!

Thousands of acres of power line rights-of-way offer opportunities to implement meaningful conservation activities. GUFC’s second quarterly educational program will be held on May 22, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Ford Room at Zoo Atlanta and is sponsored by the Georgia Power Company, Northwest Region.  We’ll hear from Georgia Power foresters and arborists about their recycled vegetation use for zoo animals as well as biology and species protection projects such as their butterfly project
and their mapping of gopher tortoise burrows in transmission corridors. A top priority at Georgia Power is to remain compliant with all applicable regulations, including the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, The Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, the Endangered Species Act, and The Clean Water Act.

The program includes a panel discussion about cultivating relationships; cooperative efforts between municipalities, nonprofits, and utilities (Savannah case study); and dealing with conflict. We’ll also learn about the Energy Saving Trees program, participated in by utility companies and EMCs. Speakers: Mark Wachter, Kym Stephens, Bill Haws, and Jim Ozier of the Georgia Power Company and Robert Seamans, City of Statesboro. See agenda here

Tickets: $40 GUFC member, $55 non-member. Lunch is included. The non-member ticket includes a one-year complimentary individual membership in the Georgia Urban Forest Council.

A limited number of scholarships are available for utility vegetation managers and staff. Download application form here. Scholarship application deadline is May 10 or until class has filled. This scholarship funding is being provided by the Georgia Forestry Commission through a grant from the U.S. Forest Service.

The first 75 people to register receive a free ticket to tour the zoo! CEUs: ISA certified arborist: 3.75, Municipal Specialist: 3.75, BCMA – Management: 3.75. SAF Forestry credits have been applied for. A professional development certificate will be available for landscape architects and others.

Scholarships Available to Georgia Utility Company Staff to attend 2019 Trees & Utilities Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio September 10-12, 2019

Georgia Power is a Tree Line USA
  • Reimbursement of $1,000 toward registration, lodging and airfare for Georgia utility company representatives to attend the 2019 Trees & Utilities National Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Conference presented by the Utility Arborist Association and the Arbor Day Foundation.
  • Conference dates are September 10-12, 2019.
  • Application deadline: June 30, 2019.
  • Scholarship amount reimburses for conference tuition, lodging, and airfare expenses up to $1,000.
  • Open to Georgia utility company staff.
  • Conference registration must be paid for in advance. If scholarship is awarded, tuition/lodging/airfare expenses will be reimbursed up to $1000 after GUFC receives copies of expense receipts.
  • Application can be downloaded here.
  • Applications should be e-mailed to marylynne@gufc.org (Mary Lynne Beckley, Executive Director, Georgia Urban Forest Council)
  • Applicants will be notified ASAP.
  • Questions? Call Mary Lynne Beckley at 470-210-5900.


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Throughout the state, we have celebrated Arbor Day in many different ways. Take a look at the official State of Georgia Arbor Day proclamation by Governor Brian Kemp and celebration photos from the past two weeks.

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Check out our latest newsletter! Community Tree News – February 2019

Community Tree News - February 2019

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Here’s our latest newsletter! Please email Susan Granbery, sgranbery@gfc.state.ga.us if you would like to be added to our Constant Contact database.

Scroll down this page for our fall leaf color updates.

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The second issue of the Georgia Forestry Commission’s Community Tree News newsletter for Georgia tree board members is now available. Don’t forget, the Tree City USA, Tree Campus USA and Tree Line USA application deadline is November 15th.

Community Tree News October 2017

View at this link: http://conta.cc/2iAeB8w

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