Shade- 2007, Volume 3

Decatur, GA (February 2007)- The Georgia Urban Forest Council (GUFC) has released their latest edition of SHADE, a publication that helps communities. The current issue features the theme, “Weather the Storms and Manage the Challenges of the Urban Forest.”

The GUFC’s mission is to sustain Georgia’s green legacy by helping communities grow healthy trees. By acting as a broad based leadership resource in promoting the importance of urban trees through Georgia, GUFC leverages user-friendly technology, influences the policy-making process, and provides cutting-edge programming. Topics in the current issue include:
Trees Matter in Georgia
Letters from SHADE’s supporters
Weathering the Storms
Key findings from GUFC’s 16th Annual Conference and Awards Program
Natural Storms
Planning ahead to handle a storm’s damage is the best offense in urban forestry
Growth Storms
Georgia’s delicate balancing act between an explosive population growth rate and the desire to maintain greenspace
Political Storms
How to ensure better protection of greenspace and preservation of trees in the Peach State from a political standpoint
Financial Storms
Activities that foster creative ways to raise funds for the preservation and growth of healthy trees. This article highlights ACT members: Trees Columbus and Savannah Tree Foundation.
After the Storm
Elected Officials of four Georgia communities discuss challenges related to absorbing unprecedented growth, recovering from tropical storms, and weathering financial woes at the GUFC’s 16th Annual Conference on Jekyll Island
Smart Forestry Links
Smart Web links for further insight
Related Resources:
SHADE 2007 (PDF)
Georgia Urban Forest Council