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

    • June 09, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Call: Registration Required, call details will be sent to all registered 7, 3 & 1 day(s) before event
    Register

    CAA Bimonthly Lunch & Learn

    Arboriculture and Bonsai: Similarities and Differences

    Presented by: 

           Robert  Lee Cuilty III         
    Evergreen Tree Service, Certified Arborist 


    About: Bonsai is the practice of combining selective pruning, fertilization, and wiring over many years to create a proportionally scaled version of a full grown tree specimen, focusing on the natural beauty and individual character of the trees. This discussion is a unique look at how tree care practices can affect our environment, and demonstrates a delicate understanding of a trees biology and growth behaviors, with many common techniques in bonsai being contradictory to standard tree care practices in the tree health care and tree production industry. Robert will lead a discussion on techniques in bonsai tree cultivation, connecting the information to practical use in arboriculture and how we can more consciously apply these methods to our environment.

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

    Cost: Free, registration required. 

    ISA CEUs: 1

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

    • June 18, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Presented by Georgia Tree Council

    FREE WEBINAR: How Do I Become a Certified Arborist?

    FREE WEBINAR: How Do I Become a Certified Arborist?

    FREE ONLINE WEBINAR presented by the Georgia Tree Council

    JUNE 18, 10-11 A.M.

    On this one-hour free webinar, attendees will learn about becoming a certified arborist.  The following questions will be addressed:  Who is eligible to become a certified arborist?  If I work with trees, why should I become a certified arborist? How do I apply to take the exam through the International Society of Aboriculture?  How and what should I study to prepare for the exam?  How do I find an exam?  

    REGISTRATION

    • July 14, 2020
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Call: Registration Required, Call details will be sent to all registered 7,3,& 1 day(s) before event
    Register


    GAA Training and General Membership Meeting

    Bark, Wood Boring, and Ambrosia Beetles on Loblolly Pines

    presented by

    Dr. Kamal Gandhi
    Professor of Forest Enomolgy, UGA Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources

    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

    Not a member?
    GAA offers many benefits to help you excel in your profession.

    Join GAA for just $68 

    Questions?

    Contact us at 404-913-1422 or info@georgiaarborist.org 

    • August 11, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Call: Registration Required, call infor will be sent to all registered 7, 3, & 1 day(s) before event
    Register

    CAA Bimonthly Lunch & Learn

    Chainsaw Safety Resources and Techniques

    Presented by:  

    Ellen M. Bauske, Ph.D.
    Center for Urban Ag/Dept. of Plant Pathology
    Program Coordinator

    David Breeden
    Husqvarna Group

    About: The chainsaw is one of the most important tools of arboriculture, it also one of the most dangerous. Due to our frequent use of this tool we are at risk of injury. Ellen Bauske has compiled and written videos, information, statistics on chainsaw safety onto an incredible website www.ugasaw.com. She will spend 30 minutes breaking down these resources and how to best utilize them for yourself, your crew and your company. David leaves and breathes chainsaw and is Husqvarna's representative in the region. He will share with us Husqvarna's latest technology and how it is impacting both safety and productivity in our industry. 

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

    Cost: Free, registration required. 

    ISA CEUs: 1

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

    • August 27, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Student Learning Center, Bldg. 4400 Auditorium, 1109 Experiment St, Griffin, GA 30223
    • 110
    Register




    SAVE THE DATE


    August 27, 2020

    for our annual

    Summer Symposium


    Retrenchment Pruning: Strategies in preserving our oldest and biggest trees.

    &

    Mycoremediation (Bioremediation with Fungi)

    Speakers TBD

    • September 08, 2020
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting: Registration required, call details will be sent to all registered 7,3 & 1 day(s) before event
    Register


    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


    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


    GAA Training and General Membership Meeting

    Bidding Your Job

    presented by

    Dr. Bodie Pennisi
    Department of Horticulture, UGA Extension

    6 p.m. Light refreshments and networking/GAA Update

    6:30 p.m. Presentation  (NOTE EARLIER STARTING TIME)

    Attendees will receive one (1.5) CEU

    Members attend free.
    Non-members pay $15. 

    Not a member?
    GAA offers many benefits to help you excel in your profession.

    Join GAA for just $60. 

    Questions?

    Contact us at 404-913-1422 or info@georgiaarborist.org 

    • October 14, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Call: Registration Required, call details will be sent to all registered 7, 3, & 1 day(s) before event
    Register

    CAA Bimonthly Lunch & Learn

    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
    • 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom Call: Registration Required, Call details will be sent to all registered 7,3,&1 day(s) before
    Register


    GAA Training and General Membership Election

    November 10, 2020

    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.