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Continuing Education at the Warnell School

Issues in Tree and Forest Health Care: Diagnosis and Treatment

Location: Flinchum's Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Road, Athens, Georgia

Date: Sep 05, 2012 08:00 AM to Sep 06, 2012 05:00 PM

THIS COURSE IS FULL - This course will focus on key components of tree and forest health in southern forest landscapes. In-depth topics will include insect threats, tree diseases, and abiotic stress factors such as soil compaction and drought - THIS COURSE IS FULL.


Brochure with Mail-in Registration Form


Who Should Attend?

This course is for arborists, foresters, tree health care providers, urban/community foresters, landscape architects, landscape managers, nursery managers and others responsible for tree health care.


Dr. Kim D. Coder is Professor of Tree Biology and Health Care at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, USA.  Dr. Coder was elected world President of the International Society of Arboriculture by fellow professionals.  In the last decade, he has received three of the tree health care professions highest world-wide, peer selected awards.  Dr. Coder is author of over 450 technical publications and articles.  He is an international lecturer and consultant to private citizens, corporations, attorneys, and communities on tree health care, tree biomechanics, abiotic tree stress, risk management, tree physiology, and community forest ecology. He has degrees from Iowa State University in forestry, tree biology, and forest ecology.

Dr. Kamal JK Gandhi is an Assistant Professor of Forest Entomology in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.  With more than 15 years experience in the field of forest health and protection, Dr. Gandhi has worked with a number of national and international universities, and various state and federal agencies.  The mission of her laboratory at the Warnell School is to better understand the ecology of forest insects across ecosystems, and to assist with maintaining health and protecting forest stands from insects and diseases.  She received her M.S. from the University of Alberta, and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Jean Williams-Woodward
  is an Associate Professor in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia. Dr. Williams –Woodward is nationally recognized as a researcher and educator in woody plant pathology. Her work in tree-destroying pathogens has great national impact. She obtained her B.S.  and M.S. degrees at the University of Wyoming and her Ph.D at the University of Minnesota.

Directions and Parking

For a map and directions to Flinchum’s Phoenix go to:

To use for directions to Flinchum's Phoenix, type in “650 Phoenix Road, Athens, Georgia.”

Parking at Flinchum’s Phoenix is free of charge.


Notice of cancellation must be received by 5:00 p.m. August 22, 2012  for a refund.  Contact Ingvar Elle at 706-583-0566.


A block of rooms has been set aside at the Holiday Inn Express (706) 363-9958  in Athens for attendees of Issues in Tree and Forest Health Care. The hotel address is 513 West Broad Street , Athens, GA 30601. Rooms are $80.00 plus %14 percent sales tax. Use code "WFH" . Please reserve room by August 17, 2012.

Continuing Education Credits

13.0 Continuing Forestry Education credit hours - Category 1 (approved)

13.0 Continuing Logger Education Credit hours - Environment (approved) Applies to Master Logger/Master Timber Harvester status renewal

13.5 Certified Arborist credit hours (approved)

13.5 Board-Certified Master Arborist credit hours (approved)

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If you have any questions please contact James T. Johnson at 706-308-6396 or

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