Serving Arborist of the Coastal Region for Georgia and South Carolina

The Coastal Arborist Association (CAA) was founded in 2015 to provide education, training, and fellowship to arborists in the coastal region of Georgia and South Carolina by encouraging safe practices and continuing education opportunities.

We partner with the Georgia Arborist Association (GAA) to serve as our non-profit agent, as well as our collaborators in pushing our mission forward. For additional information or to become a member, please contact CAA Administrator, Neil Norton at: neil@georgiaarborist.org or 404-913-1422


Upcoming events

    • August 27, 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Call:Meeting ID will be sent out 7, 3, & 1 day before to all registered.
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     The Georgia & Coastal Arborist Associations with generous sponsorship from:


    Georgia Forestry Commission

    Present:

    A Summer Workshop Online

    Tree Pruning Strategies for our oldest and biggest trees: When and how to employ the right pruning strategy and how trees respond.

    Phillip Kelley: Case Study in New York
    Guy Meilleur: 
    Regenerative Pruning for Smaller, Safer Trees
    Dr. Kim Coder: Tree Pruning Biology

    August 27th: 6:15pm - 8:30pm, 2 ISA CEUS (forester and landscape credits will also be available) Please provide your ISA or Forestry Certification number when you register.

    $20 for members, $30 for non-members


    • September 08, 2020
    • 6:15 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting: Registration required, call details will be sent to all registered 7,3 & 1 day(s) before event
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    GAA Training and General Membership Meeting


    Georgia Tree Care Industry Economic Impact & Licensing Analysis

    presented by

    Ellen Bauske, Ph.D.

    Center for Urban Ag/Dept. of Plant Pathology
    Program Coordinator

    Neil Norton
    Executive Director, GAA

    6:15pm-6:30pm: GAA Update (Optional)

    6:30 p.m. Presentation (Online Invitation will be sent May 1)

    Attendees will receive one (1) CEU

    All may attend free.

    About: The Georgia Tree Care Industry Economic Impact and Licensing Grant examines the economic impact of the tree care industry, reviews licensing systems from other states, and suggests the feasibility of licensing models that fit the size and scope of Georgia’s tree care industry. A Qualtrics survey was created to assess the level of interest in mandatory licensing for the tree care industry in Georgia. Additional information was collected on disposal of woodchips, safety practices, and size of the industry. Much of the impetus behind licensing stems from a keen awareness of the importance of safety in the industry. A team of researchers and industry representatives developed a questionnaire exploring safety knowledge, practices, and training. An invitation to participate in the survey was sent to all members of the Georgia Arborist Association (approximately 350 members) and 153 respondents completed the survey.

    Location: Zoom Call, Instructions will be sent out to all registered 7, 3, & 1 day(s) before

    Cost: Free, registration required. 

    ISA CEUs: 1

    • October 14, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Call: Registration Required, call details will be sent to all registered 7, 3, & 1 day(s) before event
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    CAA Bimonthly Lunch & Learn Meeting

    Hurricanes, Wind, Water & Tree Devastation

    Presented by:  

    Kim Coder, Ph.D.
    Professor, Community Forestry, Tree Biology and Health Care
    UGA School of Forestry

    About: This two hour course will give an overview on Hurricane Michael tree health impacts (one year later), and the hurricanes projected to impact Georgia’s trees and forests in the future. It will include a one-year retrospective of Hurricane Michael damage to trees, forests and landscapes, key tree damage lessons learned along the hurricane’s path, final clean-up recognizing damaged and dying trees, pest issues and tree health care treatments, effective replanting, understanding soil remediation, and review of research which futures hurricane intensity and landfalls.

    Location: Zoom Call, Instructions will be sent out to all registered 7, 3, & 1 day(s) before.

    Cost: Free, registration required. 

    ISA CEUs: 2

    Questions? Contact Becky, CAA Administrator at 404-913-1422 or at info@coastalarborist.org

    CAA Bimonthly Lunch & Learn

    Hurricanes, Wind, Water & Tree Devastation

    Presented by:  

    Kim Coder, Ph.D.
    Professor, Community Forestry, Tree Biology and Health Care
    UGA School of Forestry

    About: This two hour course will give an overview on Hurricane Michael tree health impacts (one year later), and the hurricanes projected to impact Georgia’s trees and forests in the future. It will include a one-year retrospective of Hurricane Michael damage to trees, forests and landscapes, key tree damage lessons learned along the hurricane’s path, final clean-up recognizing damaged and dying trees, pest issues and tree health care treatments, effective replanting, understanding soil remediation, and review of research which futures hurricane intensity and landfalls.

    Location: Zoom Call, Instructions will be sent out to all registered 7, 3, & 1 day(s) before.

    Cost: Free, registration required. 

    ISA CEUs: 2

    Questions? Contact Becky, CAA Administrator at 404-913-1422 or at info@coastalarborist.org

    • November 10, 2020
    • 6:15 PM (EST)
    • Zoom Call: Registration Required, Call details will be sent to all registered 7,3,&1 day(s) before
    Register


    GAA Training Meeting

    Requirements for Writing a Tree Prescription for a Municipality

    presented by

    Municipal Arborists

    Robert Bretschneider, Kay Evanovich, 

    David Shostak, David Zaparanic


    6:15pm-6:30pm: GAA Update (Optional)

    6:30 p.m. Presentation (Online Invitation will be sent May 1)

    Attendees will receive one (1) CEU

    All may attend free.

    Zoom Call: Registration Required: Call details will be sent to all registered

    7, 3 & 1 day(s) before meeting

    Attendees will receive one (1) CEU

    All may attend free.