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    GAA Training: Bio Char & Soils

    • August 16, 2022
    • 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Zoom Webinar: Additional Registration Steps Required. Zoom registration link to be provided upon GAA Event Registration


    • Not a member of the GAA or CAA. Call 404-913-1422


    GAA Training

    Bio Char & Soils

    The Use of Biochar in Landscape and Shade Tree Management

    What is Biochar?  Biochar is a charcoal-like substance that’s made by burning organic material from agricultural and forestry wastes

    Presented by:  

    Kelby Fite

    This presentation will focus on the journey discovering the use of biochar in the urban and suburban landscape for the health of shade trees.  As biochar first became a topic of discussion, it was met with much skepticism, but investigations proceeded and led to the discovery of its usefulness to reduce environmental stresses and disease pressure on the urban tree canopy.  The talk with give a brief background of biochar, the research behind its use and the standard industry practices in use today.

    About our speaker:  

    Kelby has been a member of the Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories team for twenty years. In his current position as Director of Research, his key area of responsibility is research and public education in shade tree management and arboriculture, with emphasis on urban soils and integrated pest management.  He holds a Ph.D. in Plant and Environmental Science from Clemson University, with a research focus on urban soil renovation and root biology.  He also holds a Master of Plant Protection and Pest Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture, both from the University of Georgia.   

    Location: Zoom Webinar: Additional Registration Steps Required.  Zoom registration link to be provided upon GAA Event Registration

    Time: 6:15-7:30pm


    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; CFE: 1; TCIA CTSP credits: 1       


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