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Name of Event Building Resilient Community Forests - Annual Conference, Georgia Urban Forest Council
Date of Event 11/14/2018
Start Time of Event 8:00 AM
End Date of Event 11/15/2018
End Time of Event 3:00 PM
State Georgia
County (if in Georgia)  
City Jekyll Island 
Location Jekyll Island Club Resort 
Location Street Address 371 Riverview Drive Jekyll Island, GA 31527 
Is it a GFC Event? No  
Is it a Free Event? No
Is Registration required? Yes
Registration Deadline NA
Contact Person Name Mary Lynne Beckley  
Contact Email marylynne@gufc.org  
Contact Phone 470-210-5900  
Website http://www.gufc.org/  
Google Map URL Google Map Link
Comments In this historic setting on Georgia’s coast, we’ll hear talks including “The Coming Hurricanes, Sea Level Rise, and Effects on Community Trees” with Dr. Kim Coder; “The Impact of Light Pollution on the Urban Ecology and Human Health” with Puneet Dwivedi, Ph.D.; and “Biophilia and Biophilic Design”* with Dan Slone, partner and co-founder of Vertical Vision PLC. Other sessions: better root systems, the latest on the pine bark beetle, high-performance urban trees, understanding utility arboriculture practices; combatting invasive species; the ecology of live oaks; and more. Registration is already open, and block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees. See agenda here.

Included in the conference experience will be a tour of Jekyll’s forest of pines and live oak killed by wave action, Jekyll’s live oaks affected by salt spray, and a viewing of the “Captain Wylie Scenic Corridor” tree plantings funded in part by Georgia ReLeaf. We’ll enjoy our annual Excellence in Urban Forestry Awards Luncheon in the elegant Grand Dining Room and our evening reception in the Crane Cottage Courtyard. http://www.jekyllclub.com/ Don’t miss this educational and enjoyable event!

CEUs: Up to 11 ISA CEUs will be available, as well as a certificate of attendance for landscape architects. Foresters: 7 hours, category 1 and 2.5 hours, category 2 SAF Continuing Forestry Education.
Eventbrite - GUFC Annual Conference and Awards Program - Jekyll Island Club Resort