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

    • January 11, 2022
    • February 01, 2022
    • 7 sessions
    • Zoom Webinar: Registration Required https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XPYYcL0GTIiXTlohNToh6g
    Register

         

    ISA Certified Arborist┬«  Exam Course

    Presented by:  

    Rob Swanson and Kay Evanovich

    Certified Arborist

    About: Over seven sessions, instructors and certified arborists Rob Swanson and Kay Evanovich will help attendees prepare for the exam with talks covering Tree Biology, Tree Identification, Soil Science, Water Management, Tree Nutrition and Fertilization, Tree Selection, Installation and Establishment, Pruning, Tree Support and Lightning Protection, Diagnosis and Plant Disorders, Plant Health Care, Tree Assessment and Risk Management, Trees and Construction, Urban Forestry, Tree Worker Safety, and Climbing & Working in Trees.  Attendees will also learn about eligibility for the exam and taking the exam.

    STUDY GUIDE: Attendees should read through the ISA Arborist Certification Study Guide (not included) to prepare for the review and the exam. The Arborist Certification Study Guide is available at www.isa-arbor.com and www.amazon.com. Attendees will be responsible for completing their own application for the exam.

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

    TimeThis course will meet seven times:

    Tue, January 11, 2022 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

    Thu, January 13, 2022  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

    Tue, January 18, 2022  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

    Thu, January 20, 2022 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

    Tue, January 25, 2022 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM EDT

    Thu, January 27, 2022  9:00 AM - 11:00 PM EDT

    Tue, February 1, 2022 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT


    All registrants will also be sent a link to each class recording.

    Cost: GAA members $100, Non-Members $160 (includes 1 year membership to GAA)

    SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE SPONSORED BY GEORGIA FORESTRY COMMISSION, AVAILABLE to tree board members and tree care workers employed by a city, county, school or university who are not ISA Certified Arborists.

    Download application: Download Here
    Email info@georgiaarborist.org to submit scholarship document and/or questions.

    ISA CEUs: 15       

    Questions? Contact GAA Administrator at 404-913-1422 or at 

    • February 14, 2022
    • 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Zoom Webinar: Additional Registration Steps Required. Zoom registration link to be provided upon GAA Event Registration
    Register

         

    GAA Training

    The 411 on Wood Decay in Living Trees

    Presented by:  

    Andrew Loyd

    About: Andrew Loyd is a leader in research and technical support in the areas of plant pathology and mycology. He is currently a Plant Pathology researcher with the Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory in Charlotte, NC. He is a wealth of knowledge with a PhD in Forest Resources and Conservation, a Master's in Science of Plant Pathology, and obtained his Bachelor's degree in Plant and Soil Systems.

    In this session, Andrew will be covering decay fungi in living trees and how it relates to understanding tree risk. The audience will gain information on fungal identification, decay mechanism, and best practices for managing risk in urban trees. 

    Location: Zoom Webinar: Additional Registration Steps Required.  Zoom registration link to be provided upon GAA Event Registration (7, 3, and 1 days in advance of event)

    Time: 6:15-7:30pm

    Agenda:

    6:15-6:30: Introduction

    6:30-7:30: Training Session

    Cost: Free to all CAA and GAA members and business supporters. $20 for all others.

    ISA CEUs: 1       

    Questions?

    Please email us info@georgiaarborist.org

    • April 11, 2022
    • 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
    • IN PERSON - Legacy Park: 500 S Columbia Dr, Decatur, GA, USA
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    GAA Training

    Soil Fracturing & Organic Treatments

    Presented by:  

    TBD

    More Information coming soon!

    Location: IN PERSON - Legacy Park: 500 S Columbia Dr, Decatur, GA, USA

    Time: 6:15-7:30pm

    Cost: Free to all CAA and GAA members and business supporters. $20 for all others.

    ISA CEUs: 1       

    Questions?

    Please email us info@georgiaarborist.org

Past events

October 12, 2021 Pesticide Policy, Uses, and Risks
August 19, 2021 Summer Workshop- Turf, Trees, & Soil: An Uneasy Alliance
August 10, 2021 CAA Training: Tree Planting
July 20, 2021 ISA Certified Arborist® Exam Course
July 13, 2021 GAA Training: Tree Consultations: Tools, Methods, and Knowledge
May 11, 2021 GAA Training: Tree Rigging, Efficiency and Safety
March 09, 2021 GAA Training:Urban Trees: Pests, Diseases, & Solutions
February 22, 2021 GAA Special Event: Winter Tree ID
February 09, 2021 CAA Training: Expand your Business with DOT Contracts.
January 12, 2021 Grow Your Arborist Career: Credentials Are Important
November 11, 2020 Requirements for Writing a Tree Prescription for a Municipality
October 14, 2020 CAA Presents:Hurricanes, Wind, Water & Tree Devastation
September 08, 2020 Georgia Tree Care Industry Economic Impact & Licensing Analysis
August 27, 2020 Tree Pruning Strategies for our oldest and biggest trees
August 11, 2020 Chainsaw Safety Resources and Techniques
July 14, 2020 Bark, Wood Boring, and Ambrosia beetles on Loblolly Pines
June 18, 2020 How Do I Become a Certified Arborist?
June 09, 2020 Arboriculture and Bonsai: Similarities and Differences
May 12, 2020 Tree Prescriptions and Watering Big Trees
July 10, 2019 Coastal Arborist Association July Lunch & Learn
February 13, 2019 Coastal Arborist Association February Lunch & Learn
June 06, 2018 Coastal Arborist Association June Lunch & Learn
April 11, 2018 Coastal Arborist Association April Lunch & Learn: Dr. Don Gardner
February 07, 2018 Coastal Arborist Association February Lunch & Learn
November 08, 2017 Coastal Arborist Association November Lunch & Learn
October 18, 2017 Coastal Arborist Association October Lunch & Learn
October 06, 2017 Vermeer SE Presents Arborist Training Seminar
September 13, 2017 Coastal Arborist Association Lunch & Learn
June 14, 2017 Coastal Arborists June Meeting
March 08, 2017 Coastal Arborist Association Lunch & Learn
February 13, 2017 Coastal Arborist Association Lunch & Learn