The WEST GEORGIA GREEN ASSOCIATION is dedicated to
(2020 not awarded)
issued an alert for
more info here
New info from their 2020 workshop is available here
Tree Talks from GUFC
no longer being published, but the archives are available
Summer 2018 issue here
Spring 2018 issue here
Winter 2018 issue here
Spring 2017 issue here
Winter 2017 Issue here
Fall, 2016 Issue here
Summer, 2016 issue here
Spring, 2016 issue here
Winter, 2016 issue here
Fall, 2015 issue here
Summer, 2015 issue here
Stay sane. Stay smart. Stay safe.
(Please note things can change faster than this website can be updated. Always double-check and confirm.)
All Georgia citizens 16 years and older are now eligible for free vaccinations.
vaccine registration and info
help finding a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you?
general questions about COVID-19 or the COVID-19 vaccine?
County Covid test site
every day at 8 a.m. - first-come-first-served through around 4 p.m. most days.
you need is an ID and insurance card if you have one.
--25 August, WSB-TV
Shocks and Disruptions to the Green Industry:
Join us for a FREE three-part webinar series on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on small businesses in the state and strategies for strengthening financial resilience to disruptions or change. Experts will present tips on evolving marketing, building business continuity, increasing operational flexibility, managing essential workforce and enhancing customer service.
Center for Urban Agricultureter for
has posted these - and
lots more - on their YouTube channel
SBA Small Business Relief info here
Effectiveness of Various Chemicals for Disease Control in Woody Ornamentals
A guide to native
wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, trees and vines for gardens in the State
info from Mary Carol Sheffield, CES, on garden and lawn diseases
Eat Pollution Better Than Expected
Fire Ant Control
webinar (March, 2015) from extension.org (national) here.
Gold Medal Plants
Classic City Award Winners
The UGA Trial Garden's Blog
Forestry Commission recently held three
workshops in Gainesville, Marietta and Mansfield to help communities
develop a personalized Community Forest Storm Mitigation Plan that focuses
specifically on trees and ways to avoid or mitigate the damage they
cause during a storm or other catastrophic event. Community Forest Storm
Mitigation plans serve as a guide for assessing current storm readiness,
for creating a summary of your community's current forest management
program and as a storm mitigation checklist. Presentations from the
workshops are available and Georgia Forestry Commission staff are available
to assist your community.
access the modules for International Society of Arboriculture and Society
of American Foresters credit, please visit
Several of my colleagues with UGA Extension are developing a Landscape Industry Fundamentals Training (LIFT) Certificate; we are seeking your feedback on industry needs. The proposed two-day interactive, hands-on training will be designed for employees who have newly or recently (less than 2 years) begun a career in the landscape industry. LIFT will offer valuable workforce development training in communities around Georgia while also strengthening the landscaping industry with a better-prepared workforce.
Would you help us gather input? Please click here to participate in a brief 10 question survey.
Thank you in advance for considering, and we appreciate all that you do to advance the profession.
the Best of Pests - Green Industry Webinars
September 16, 2021 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Seguro de la Motosierra y Tala de Árboles
incluye desayuno ligero y almuerzo, Requiere inscribirse
y más información aquí
Southeastern Green Industry Update
October 8, 2021
sponsors: The University of Georgia Extension in collaboration with Clemson Cooperative Extension, North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension, and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension.
of CEUs available
We will send you a Zoom link a day or two before the event. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Tim Daly at 678-377-4011 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 GEORGIA RELEAF GRANT APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
year, a limited amount of funding is available to support tree planting
projects through Georgia Tree Council's Georgia ReLeaf program. Eligible
projects must fall into one of three categories: 1) Tree planting on
public property to replace canopy lost to storms, 2) Tree planting projects
that honor or benefit military veterans, or 3) Tree planting projects
that contribute to tree equity in under-resourced communities. The Georgia
ReLeaf Program is not intended for the purpose of beautification tree
Government agencies, non-profit organizations and educational institutions across Georgia are eligible to apply. To read more and apply, visit the Georgia ReLeaf webpage here.
for Non-Chemical Weed Control
This manual provides comprehensive descriptions of 21 commonly used non-chemical weed control techniques and of biological control agents for 18 weed species/species groups that will help you as a practitioner treat weeds more effectively.
Authors of each chapter have compiled research and on-the-ground knowledge of subject experts on tools and methods of application, as well as on efficacy of techniques under various environmental conditions and across different classes of invasive plants. Environmental, cultural, and human safety risks are also highlighted to help support safe and effective use of techniques. This manual is designed to be a go-to resource for practitioners that are either complementing their weed control work with non-chemical techniques or are exclusively restricted to not using herbicides.
proceedings, scholarships, and some other aspects of the organization
is offering FREE access to several self-paced online, basic soft-skills courses that encompass a variety of topics useful in any work environment.
more info here
Day of Service
recap of the 2020 Day of Service
to Chan Weeks,
fine WGGA companies/organizations
* Douglasville Ace Hardware * Alternative Environments
Publications of Interest
UGA publications offer a wide variety of professionally targeted, as well as homeowner interest, publications. Some are free, some have a small cost. All are written by UGA Cooperative Extension and CAES or FCS research faculty and all are full of the latest scientific info on many topics of interest to green pros. More info is right here.
2021 Short Course will take place Saturday 7/24/21 at John Foran's farm located on Cedar Mountain Rd. in Douglasville, GA. Hands on training will be available. More information coming soon.
longer being published, but the archives are available
2017 Issue here
Proud WGGA Sponsor
recap of the multi-year
to Chan Weeks,
fine WGGA companies/organizations
Ace Hardware*Southern States
you everyone who participated in 2016!
you to the following WGGA Members for your help on
Get the landscape plan right here
donation of professional time, equipment, and material is greatly appreciated.
you for your support!
Wanna be famous?
an article for the WGGA website!
and your company will be given full credit and we'll show your logo and
phone number very large.
Please note all will be reviewed before publication and may be edited.
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