Arborist info from Georgia Urban Forestry Council

This info taken from the Georgia Urban Forestry Council E-Newsletter

  • GUFC logoSpaces are still available in the January 14-15 Arborist Certification Review Class, for those planning to take the ISA Arborist Exam.  This class will be held at the Wetlands Educational Center in Richmond Hill.  Scholarship are available for tree boards and tree care workers employed by a city, county, school or university who are not ISA Certified Arborists.  Certified arborists who would like to take the class as a refresher course can receive 12.75 ISA CEUs.  For more details, visit www.gufc.org.
  • Many presentations from GUFC’s October Annual Conference, “Tree Canopy and Green Infrastructure:  Creating Vibrant and Healthy Communities,” can be founded on our website here.
  • Oregon State University (OSU) is pleased to announce the availability of two online urban forestry courses during Winter Quarter 2014 (January 6 – March 21, 2014). FES/HORT 350 Urban Forestry is an introductory undergraduate course the covers a wide range of urban forestry concepts and topics, and is suitable for anyone wanting a comprehensive understanding of the urban forestry discipline. FES/HORT 455/555 Urban Forest Planning Policy and Management is an upper level undergraduate/graduate course that offers a detailed look at the complex challenges faced by urban forestry professionals.  Read more here.
  • The Arbor Day Foundation is seeking nominations for its Arbor Day Awards Program, where they recognize outstanding individuals, environmental leaders and innovative organizations for their sustainable conservation efforts.  Learn more about  this awards program and nominate a deserving candidate here. Deadline is December 31.
  • The December 31st deadline for applying for Tree Campus USA status or for recertification is coming up soon – click here.
  • You can also apply or recertify for Tree City USA, or learn more about the program, at their portal link.
  • Also, learn more about Tree Line USA, which recognizes best practices in utility arboriculture at this site. 

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