Post Hurricane Michael Forestry meeting series

Agenda (7, 8, and 9 May 2019) – Tuesday (1300 East River Rd. Bainbridge)

Wednesday (263 Phillips St Colquitt)

Thursday (110 West 13th Ave. Cordele)

Presenters/Participants: Arborgen, GA Forestry Commission (GFC), Interfor, International Forest Company (IF Co), and UGA Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources and Cooperative Extension ServiceCFE and CLE credits have been applied for

8:308:50am – Registration – Is required to have a head count for lunch (see below)

8:509:00 – Welcome by County Extension Agent and GFC Forester

9:009:30 – Hurricane Michael timber salvage report – Devon Dartnell – GFC

9:3010:00 – Insect and diseases post hurricanes – frequent visits to pine stands – Chip Bates – GFC

10:0010:15 – break

10:1510:45 – Invasive species – ID and control options – David Clabo – UGA Warnell School

11:4511:15 – Lean pines – recovery – David Dickens – UGA Warnell School

11:1512:00 – A sawmill’s perspective on the impact hurricane Michael – Tim Lowrimore – Interfor

12:001:00pm – lunch

1:001:30 – GA Timber Tax Credit information and examples – Dr Yanshu Li – UGA Warnell School

1:302:00 – Timber taxation and casualty losses – Dr Yanshu Li – UGA Warnell School

2:002:30 – Reforestation options –David Dickens –UGA Warnell School (with input from Steve Martin – GFC)

2:30– 2:45 – break

2:453:30 – Seedling availability updates – Jeff Fields – GFC, Jay Chupp – IF Co, and Dr Jeffreys & Geoff Hill – Arborgen

3:30 – Adjourn

Contact County Extension office 7 days prior to the meeting you plan to attend to register for the meeting

7 May meeting– Decatur County (Bainbridge) – (229)-248-3033 or email to uge4087@uga.edu (call in by 30 April)

8 May meeting – Miller County (Colquitt) – (229)-758-4106 or email to uge@4201@uga.edu (call in by 1 May)

9 May meeting – Crisp County (Cordele) – (229)-276-2612 or email to uge2081@uga.edu (call in by 2 May)

Please thank Arborgen, IF Co, and Interfor speakers for sponsoring the catered lunches each day

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