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A resource for tree care professionals and the public to protect and care for Georgia's trees.

    Industry Events

      • November 19, 2019
      • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
      • Flinchum’s Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Road, Athens, GA

      Tree & Forest Health Care:

      Hurricane Michael & Storm Damage – First Year’s “4Rs” – Remove, Repair, Restore, Replant,


      Sponsored By: Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources

      This biannual course is a one-day, concentrated educational package on Hurricane Michael tree health impacts (one year later), and the hurricanes projected to impact Georgia’s trees and forests in the future. In-depth topics, taught by senior instructors, 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. 

      Who Should Attend?

      This course was specifically designed for arborists, foresters, tree health care providers, urban & community foresters, municipal and utility tree specialists, landscape architects, grounds maintenance managers, community planners, and civil defense storm managers. Both new and experienced tree and forest professionals will benefit from attending this one-day course.

      For more information and to register go to http://conted.warnell.uga.edu/

      CEU, certification, and registration credits will be available.

      • November 20, 2019
      • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
      • Flinchum's Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Road, Athens, GA

      Extreme Weather & Climate Variability: Tree & Forest Health Interactions in the Southeast

      Sponsored By: Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources

      This biannual course is a one-day educational package on understanding and projecting extreme weather events, and associated tree and forest health impacts. The course will review research and accepted expectations derived from the Fourth National Climate Assessment (parts 1 & 2). Upcoming weather events and climate variability changes will impact Georgia’s and the Southeast’s trees, forests, and communities over the next 30 years. Educational topics include understandings of past and future weather / climate changes, projected precipitation impacts on trees and landscapes, land use changes driven by climate variability, coastal tree and forest impacts including projected storms, surges, and floods, and tree damage risk assessments. 

      Who Will Benefit?

      This course was designed to share critical research-based projections and expectations for tree and forest risks targeted at arborists, foresters, tree health care providers, urban & community foresters, municipal and utility tree specialists, landscape architects, grounds maintenance managers, and community planners. Both new and experienced tree and forest professionals will benefit from attending this one-day course.

      For more information and to register go to http://conted.warnell.uga.edu/

      CEU, certification, and registration credits will be available.



      • December 03, 2019
      • 8:30 AM
      • December 04, 2019
      • 4:30 PM
      • 58 East Main Street, Suite B, Statesboro, GA 30458

      Arborist Certification Review Course

      December 3 - 4, 2019

      8:30 am- 4:30 pm

      58 East Main Street, Suite B, Statesboro, GA 30458

      The Georgia Tree Council will present a two-day Arborist Certification Review Course taught by Certified Arborists Susan Russell and Rob Swanson on December 3 and 4 (8:30-4:30, both days) in Statesboro. Susan and Rob will help attendees prepare for the exam with lectures and hands-on demonstrations 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.

      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. An ISA Certified Arborist exam will be scheduled approximately one month after the review course for those wanting to take it. Attendees will be responsible for completing their own application for the exam.

      The Georgia Forestry Commission is offering scholarships to cover the cost of registration for this two-day ISA arborist certification review course presented by the Georgia Tree Council. The scholarship is being offered to tree board members and tree care workers employed by a city, county, school or university who are not ISA Certified Arborists. Click link below to download a scholarship application.

      For more information Click here.

      No CEU credits will be offered for this course.

      Questions? Call 470-210-5900 or e-mail marylynne@gatreecouncil.org.


      • December 06, 2019
      • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      • Sarasota, FL

      Arborist Safety & Climbing

      Sarasota FL

      December 6, 2019

      Spanish Translation Available


      Presented by the Florida Chapter ISA. Spend the day examining many of the processes that are used in the day-to-day operations of an arborist. Come and learn the “How To’s” of Arborist Safety and Climbing. Safety first... Safety always. This professional safety seminar is being offered by the Florida Chapter ISA at a substantially discounted price! Be prepared to interact with your fellow arborists and share what you know. You may just save someone’s life.


      • Knots for safety and efficiency 
      • Aerial rescue over-view  
      • Chainsaw safety, techniques and equipment maintenance 
      • Electrical hazards and safety  
      • Professionalism in the industry


      For more information go to www.floridaisa.org


      • December 11, 2019
      • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
      • 21 First Street SE - Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

      Introduction to Tree Climbing for Arborists

      December 11, 2019, 8 -4:30

      21 First Street SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548


      The Florida Chapter ISA, with approval from the Southern Chapter ISA, invites you to join us in North Florida for this 1-day hands-on climbing class.


      This class is intended for arborists with minimal or limited experience climbing trees with rope and saddle. It is preferred that students bring their own gear to learn on their own equipment, however, a minimum amount of PPE and climbing gear will be available at the class. All students will be leaving the ground and moving around the tree but always with an instructor in close proximity in the tree to maximize climber instruction and safety. The primary objective of this course is to teach students a basic understanding of proper climbing methods, safety working in trees, and to have a basic knowledge platform to start a career as a tree climbing arborist.


      For more information and registration go to www.floridaisa.org

      This class has a very limited capacity of just 25 students.


      CEUs: ISA - 7 BCMA - M-7

      • December 12, 2019
      • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      • Sarasota, FL

      Arborist Safety & Climbing

      Fort Walton Beach, FL

      December 12, 2019



      Presented by the Florida Chapter ISA. Spend the day examining many of the processes that are used in the day-to-day operations of an arborist. Come and learn the “How To’s” of Arborist Safety and Climbing. Safety first... Safety always. This professional safety seminar is being offered by the Florida Chapter ISA at a substantially discounted price! Be prepared to interact with your fellow arborists and share what you know. You may just save someone’s life.


      • Knots for safety and efficiency 
      • Aerial rescue over-view  
      • Chainsaw safety, techniques and equipment maintenance 
      • Electrical hazards and safety  
      • Professionalism in the industry


      For more information go to www.floridaisa.org


    Past events

    November 07, 2019 Trees and Equity, Community Collaboration, and Building the Future Workforce
    October 25, 2019 NAOM Tree Climbing Competition
    October 18, 2019 Arborist Training - Ground Skills and Aerial Support
    October 17, 2019 Hands-On Aerial Rescue Techniques & Applications
    October 09, 2019 Invasive Species First Detector Program - Advanced MG Training
    October 08, 2019 Arborist Certification Review Course
    September 25, 2019 Pest Manager Training
    September 20, 2019 Category 24 Ornamental and Turf Pestiside Applicator Training
    August 11, 2019 ISA International Conference and Trade Show
    July 30, 2019 Pest Manager Training
    July 10, 2019 Coastal Arborist Association July Lunch & Learn
    June 11, 2019 Arborist Certification Review Course
    June 01, 2019 TreeStuff Party!
    May 22, 2019 Urban Forests of Utility Corridors
    May 20, 2019 UGA Extension Gwinnett Category 41 Mosquito Control Pesticide Applicator Training
    May 03, 2019 Vermeer Southeast Open House
    May 03, 2019 Pest Manager Training
    April 10, 2019 ISA TRAQ Renewal Course
    April 06, 2019 ISA Southern Chapter Annual Conference and Trade Show
    March 26, 2019 Storm-Damaged Tree Cleanup Training
    March 19, 2019 Arborist Certification Review Course
    March 05, 2019 ISA TRAQ Course
    March 04, 2019 ISA TRAQ Renewal Course
    February 22, 2019 UGA Extension Gwinnett: Category 24 Ornamental and Turf Pesticide Applicator Training
    February 13, 2019 Coastal Arborist Association February Lunch & Learn
    October 23, 2018 Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council Annual Conference
    October 19, 2018 Chipper Operator Safety Workshop
    October 14, 2018 Tennessee Urban Forestry Council 27th Annual Conference
    October 11, 2018 Alabama Urban Forestry Association Annual Conference
    September 29, 2018 Electrical Safety Awareness Course
    September 20, 2018 UGA Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day
    September 18, 2018 Warnell Continuing Education Program
    June 06, 2018 Coastal Arborist Association June Lunch & Learn
    May 25, 2018 FREE EHAP--Spanish Language 7.0 CEUs
    May 24, 2018 FREE Aerial Lift Specialist--Spanish Language
    April 11, 2018 Coastal Arborist Association April Lunch & Learn: Dr. Don Gardner
    March 24, 2018 ISA Southern Chapter Annual Conference and Trade Show
    March 02, 2018 Chipper Operator Safety Workshop
    February 23, 2018 UGA Extension Gwinnett: Category 24 Ornamental and Turf Pesticide Applicator Training
    February 20, 2018 Trees and Power Lines/Electrical Safety Awareness
    February 07, 2018 Coastal Arborist Association February Lunch & Learn
    February 02, 2018 Pest Manager Training
    January 18, 2018 Urban Ag Council's Landscape Business Boot Camp
    December 08, 2017 ISA Southern Chapter Arborist Master Class
    December 07, 2017 Pest Manager Training
    November 08, 2017 Coastal Arborist Association November Lunch & Learn
    November 08, 2017 GUFC Annual Conference and Awards Program
    November 07, 2017 Issues and Threats in Tree and Forest Health Care
    October 30, 2017 Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council Annual Conference
    October 18, 2017 Coastal Arborist Association October Lunch & Learn
    October 07, 2017 Women Arborists of the Southeast Presents: Walking Past the Dead Tree Tour
    October 06, 2017 Vermeer SE Presents Arborist Training Seminar
    September 21, 2017 Trees SC Presents: 2017 Arborists Workshop
    September 13, 2017 Coastal Arborist Association Lunch & Learn
    September 13, 2017 GUFC Presents: Free Tree care and Pruning Workshop for NE GA
    September 12, 2017 TreesCharlotte Presents: The 6th Annual Urban Forestry Summit
    September 08, 2017 UGA Extension Gwinnett: Georgia Pesticide Applicator Workshop
    August 15, 2017 Mid-Atlantic Urban Wood Forum
    August 08, 2017 Pest Manager Training
    July 31, 2017 Pest Manager Training
    July 19, 2017 Tree Care and Pruning Workshop
    June 14, 2017 Coastal Arborists June Meeting
    May 11, 2017 EHAP Spanish Language
    May 09, 2017 Apprenticeship Program for Arborist
    April 05, 2017 Chipper Operator Specialist Workshop (Light Breakfast, Lunch Included)
    March 30, 2017 Tree Care Training Session / Augusta
    March 28, 2017 Spring Chainsaw Safety and Equipment Show
    March 22, 2017 GUFC Arborist Refresher Course / Dry Branch, GA
    March 17, 2017 UGA Horticulture: Pruning Workshop
    February 13, 2017 Coastal Arborist Association Lunch & Learn
    August 19, 2016 Summer Symposium Day 2: Tree Ordinances, Construction, and Tree Appraisal
    August 19, 2015 GAA Summer Symposium
    March 10, 2015 GAA Bi-monthly Training & General Membership Meeting
    January 13, 2015 GAA Bi-monthly Training & General Membership Meeting
    November 11, 2014 GAA Bi-monthly Training and General Membership/Elections Meeting
    October 22, 2014 2014 GUFC Annual Conference and Awards Program
    October 14, 2014 GAA Bi-monthly Specially Called Membership Meeting
    September 09, 2014 GAA Bi-monthly Training & General Membership Meeting
    August 21, 2014 GAA / UGA Summer Training Symposium
    July 08, 2014 GAA Bi-monthly Training & General Membership Meeting
    June 25, 2014 GUFC Presents: Creating Urban Orchards - A Workshop
    June 24, 2014 GUFC Tree Care Workshop
    May 13, 2014 GAA Bi-monthly Training & General Membership Meeting
    March 11, 2014 GAA Bi-monthly Training & General Membership Meeting
    January 14, 2014 GAA Bi-monthly Training & General Membership Meeting
    December 05, 2013 Winter Workshop and Awards Luncheon Sponsored by A Southern Tree
    November 12, 2013 GAA Bi-monthly Training & General Membership Meeting
    September 10, 2013 GAA Bi-Monthly Training...Greg Levine, Trees Atlanta..."Atlanta Beltline-what's involved and what it means to Atlanta."
    August 22, 2013 GAA Summer Conference
    July 09, 2013 GAA Bi-Monthly Training...Bob Delbridge..."Information to help arborist and clients avoid tree related litigation."
    May 14, 2013 GAA Bi-Monthly Training...Steve Pettis..."Small Tree handling and care includes planting technique."
    March 12, 2013 GAA Bi-Monthly Training...Peter Jenkins..."Increasing the work force and awareness of trees with recreational tree climbing."
    January 08, 2013 Designing With Trees – How They Fit In Your Landscape .... Nancy Beckemeyer, Landscape Architect / Certified Arborist
    December 13, 2012 TCC Sponsorship 2013 Opportunities
    November 27, 2012 GUFC Presents: Controlling Invasive Pests in the Urban Forest
    November 13, 2012 Comparison of Rigging and Cabling Systems - Another Tree Service That Companies Can Sell To Expand Their Business.
    September 21, 2012 Vermeer SE Presents N.A.T.S. Arborist Training Seminar
    September 11, 2012 GAA Bi-Monthly Training...Dr. Coder...Fall Leaf Color and Biology
    September 05, 2012 Warnell Continuing Education Course with Arborist and Forester credits
    August 23, 2012 Georgia Arborist Association Technology Workshop 2012
    July 24, 2012 GAA Phone Conference Round Table Discussion
    July 20, 2012 Up by Roots Workshop – Atlanta (Lawrenceville), GA
    May 17, 2012 GUFC All Things Live Oak Workshop and Tour May 17 in Savannah
    May 16, 2012 i-TREE ECO SUMMER TRAINING WORKSHOP
    March 13, 2012 Gwinnett Extension.....Green Industry Update
    March 06, 2012 Certified Treecare Safety Professional
    February 17, 2012 GUFC TREES AND HEALTH: GETTING KIDS OUTDOORS
    February 08, 2012 UGA Arborist Safety Training featuring NATS
    January 12, 2012 UGA Arborist Safety Training featuring NATS
    December 01, 2011 UGA Arborist Safety Training featuring NATS
    November 18, 2011 NATS Presents Emergency Response & Climbing Aerial Resc.
    November 02, 2011 GUFC 21ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND AWARDS PROGRAM
    October 13, 2011 Gwinnett Extension Green Industry Update
    October 11, 2011 GUFC’s SECOND ANNUAL COLLEGE CANOPY CONFERENCE
    October 01, 2011 ARBORIST CERTIFICATION REVIEW CLASS
    September 27, 2011 GREEN INDUSTRY UPDATE
    September 23, 2011 Vermeer SE Presents N.A.T.S. Arborist Training Seminar
    September 14, 2011 Gold in Your Garden II
    August 10, 2011 Planting Native Trees and Battling Invasives: GUFC Third Quarterly Program
    June 29, 2011 North Georgia Turfgrass Field Day
    June 28, 2011 GUFC Tree Health in Retail Areas
    May 24, 2011 RESCHEDULED...GAA Bi-Monthly Training Meeting
    March 08, 2011 GAA Bi-Monthly Training Meeting
    March 01, 2011 Certified Treecare Safety Professional
    February 25, 2011 Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Workshop
    February 08, 2011 GAA Bi-Monthly Training Meeting
    January 29, 2011 TCC Sponsorship 2011 Opportunities
    January 15, 2011 Rope Splicing Class by North American Training Solutions
    December 14, 2010 5th Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner
    November 16, 2010 GAA Bi-Monthly Training Meeting
    October 27, 2010 Pesticide Applicator Training
    October 07, 2010 Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Workshop
    September 28, 2010 Green Industry Update - Cobb Co. Water Lab
    September 18, 2010 NATS Presents: Rope Splicing Class
    September 14, 2010 GAA Bi-Monthly Training Meeting
    September 08, 2010 Emerging Issues in Tree and Forest Health: Diagnosis and Treatment
    July 13, 2010 GAA Bi-Monthly Training Meeting
    May 22, 2010 Trees Atlanta 2010 City in the Arboretum Conference: Bringing the Arboretum Home
    May 18, 2010 Green Industry Update - Cobb Co. Water Lab
    May 11, 2010 GAA Bi-Monthly Training Meeting @ THE TUCKER RECREATION CENTER
    March 16, 2010 Category 24 Ornamental and Turf Pesticide Applicator Training
    March 09, 2010 GAA Bi-Monthly Training Meeting "Tree Injection Systems"
    March 09, 2010 Basics of Tree Biology and Care Rob Swanson
    March 05, 2010 I.S.A. Certification Exam
    March 01, 2010 NATS Presents: Arboriculture in the Blue Ridge Mountains
    February 26, 2010 Turf and Landscape Updates of Central Georgia
    February 26, 2010 Landscape Update for Central Georgia – Perry
    February 25, 2010 TCC Sponsorship 2010 Opportunities
    February 25, 2010 I.S.A. Certification Exam
    February 23, 2010 Annual Arbor Symposium-SEATS ARE FULL
    February 19, 2010 Basic Tree Care Workshop in Dalton with Kris Thomas
    February 19, 2010 Emergency Response & Climbing Aerial Resc.
    February 18, 2010 "New Tree Planting Systems" with Dr. Kim Coder
    February 18, 2010 Com. Pesticide Applicator Recert Workshop
    February 16, 2010 Southern Green - Albany, GA
    February 04, 2010 Southeast Georgia Landscape Update – Waycross, GA
    January 29, 2010 4th Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner
    January 26, 2010 GREEN INDUSTRY UPDATE
    January 16, 2010 NATS "Chainsaw Safety & Technical Falling Seminar" early registration discount
    January 15, 2010 NATS "Chainsaw Safety & Technical Falling Seminar" early registration discount
    January 15, 2010 Turf and Landscape Updates of Central Georgia
    January 12, 2010 GAA Bi-Monthly Training Meeting "Diagnostic Techniques for Arborist"
    October 16, 2009 GAA Fall Workshop - Dr. Kim Coder - Lightning Systems
    October 10, 2009 Center for Puppetry Arts Volunteer Project
    September 28, 2009 GREEN INDUSTRY UPDATE
    March 23, 2009 NATS Training Programs Offered in Georgia
    March 21, 2009 Risk Assessment for Urban Trees
    March 19, 2009 ISA-Certified Arborist Test Prep Course (Live Lecture)
    March 07, 2009 Diagnosing Tree Problems
    February 27, 2009 Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Clinic
    February 21, 2009 Tree Pest Management
    February 11, 2009 GUFC ADVANCED FUNDAMENTALS OF TREE APPRAISAL WORKSHOP
    February 08, 2009 TCIA Winter Management Conference 2009
    February 07, 2009 Urban Tree Care
    February 05, 2009 Arborist’s Certification Review
    February 04, 2009 GAA Exhibit @ Howard Brothers Pro Day.....
    January 24, 2009 Urban Tree Planting and Selection
    January 24, 2009 Certificate in Professional Tree Care Courses
    January 10, 2009 3rd Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner
    November 13, 2008 TCIA Expo Milwaukee 2008
    November 13, 2008 TCI EXPO'08
    November 07, 2008 ISA Certification Exam, Athens, GA
    October 29, 2008 18TH ANNUAL GUFC CONFERENCE & AWARDS PROGRAM
    October 25, 2008 GAA Volunteer Pruning Project @ The Andersonville National Historic Site
    September 27, 2008 Vermeer-Arborist Training Seminar
    September 25, 2008 Green Industry Update
    September 25, 2008 Vermeer-Arborist Training Seminar
    September 25, 2008 The 7th Annual Tree Climbers Rendezvous
    September 23, 2008 Green Industry Update
    September 20, 2008 Certified Arborist Recertification Course
    September 19, 2008 ISA Certified Tree Worker/Climber Specialists Exam
    September 18, 2008 ISA-Certified Arborist Test Prep Course
    August 14, 2008 Arborist Recertification Workshop
    August 08, 2008 I.S.A. Certification Review and Exam
    August 07, 2008 GUFC 3rd Quarterly Program
    July 26, 2008 ISA's 84th 2008 Conference & Trade Show
    July 19, 2008 Certified Arborist Recertification Course
    July 18, 2008 ISA Certification Exam, Decatur, GA
    June 04, 2008 TCIA (CTSP) Certified Treecare Safety Professional
    May 19, 2008 TCIA EHAP Workshop-Spanish
    May 12, 2008 TCIA EHAP Workshop
    April 18, 2008 ISA Certification Exam
    April 11, 2008 ISA Certified Arborist Training-REGISTRATION IS FULL.
    April 11, 2008 Vermeer-Arborist Training Seminar
    April 04, 2008 ISA Certified Arborist Training-REGISTRATION IS FULL.
    March 28, 2008 ISA Certified Arborist Training-REGISTRATION IS FULL.
    March 20, 2008 ISA-Certified Arborist Test Prep Course
    March 15, 2008 ISA Certified Arborist & Tree Worker Exam / ISA Southern Chapter 66th Annual Conference & Trade Show
    March 15, 2008 ISA Southern Chapter 66th Annual Conference & Trade Show
    March 02, 2008 2008 Annual GVMA Meeting
    March 01, 2008 ISA-Certified Arborist Recertification Course NEW!
    February 27, 2008 GUFC Basic Tree Care Workshop
    February 23, 2008 Georgia Pesticide License Test Prep Course NEW!
    February 22, 2008 ISA Certified Arborist Training
    February 20, 2008 GUFC Basic Tree Care Workshop
    February 15, 2008 DeKalb County Tree Contest
    February 14, 2008 GUFC Basic Tree Care Workshop
    February 13, 2008 GUFC Basic Tree Care Workshop
    February 09, 2008 Turf & Ornamental Category 24 Pesticide License Recertification Course NEW!
    February 06, 2008 GAA Exhibit @ Howard Brothers Pro Day

    Georgia Arborist Association


    Email:  info@georgiaarborist.org
    Phone:  (404) 913-1422
    Address:  GAA ~ P.O. Box 2516, Decatur GA 30031

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