Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Planting Native Trees and Battling Invasives in Georgia

Attend Georgia Urban Forest Council's Third Quarterly Program: Planting Native Trees and Battling Invasives on August 10 from 10 am-2 pm at The Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt Street, Athens 30601.

  • Jamie Blackburn, Curator of Woodland Garden, Atlanta Botanical Garden
  • Brian Arnold, Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council-President 
  • Eric King, King Landscaping
The program will focus on matching up lesser-known native species with cultural/site conditions common to the built environment. As species diversification of the urban forest is necessary to ensure a continuous canopy, properly using the excellent diversity of native tree species becomes key. Ornamental attributes of selected native trees, including cultivars, as well as design considerations, will also be discussed. Also, what invasive species are found in Georgia? How did they get here, and what destructive impacts do they bring? Finally, learning about “succeeding with succession: how to manage the wild landscape.”

Registration Fee: $35 members, $45 non-members  Lunch is included.
3 ISA Arborist CEUs. 3 SAF Forester Contact Hours. Certificates of Attendance for all.
To register or for more information.