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Tree Talk

We’re talkin’ trees because Arbor Day is this month – on the 21st (Check out our previous blog post for easy celebration ideas). Do you know why we celebrate Arbor Day on this particular date in Georgia? December through the end of February is the best time to plant trees in Georgia. Dr. Jason Gordon from UGA’s Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources discussed this last week, as we kicked off our 2020 Thoughtful Thursday webinar series with Jason and 70+ GA MGEVs. A few notes from the session:

  • The #1 problem Dr. Gordon has observed is trees not planted in the right place.
  • Dr. Gordon has a database for trees of the Southeast. Ask your Extension Agent to contact him so information can be shared with your county.
  • CanVis Photorealistic Visualization is a free software that can be used to help clients visualize what new planting of trees or shrubs will look like in the landscape. Learn more here.
  • To review the PowerPoint presentation, visit the Continuing Education page on our website.
  • Join us in assisting Dr. Gordon in sharing about the Community Forestry and Arboriculture Undergraduate program.

If you missed the live session, you can find the recording on your MGEV MGLOG home page. Be sure to record your time spent viewing this webinar in MGLOG as continuing education (CE). Visit the CE section of our webpage for remaining Thoughtful Thursday session dates. In March, join us online for a discussion of Natives for the Residential Landscape.