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 Attendees and sponsors networking during annual conference.

2020 AUFA Annual Conference  
and Urban Forestry Education Week
October 19-23, 2020
Pelham Civic Complex, Pelham and
Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

The conference was a great success, please join us for the next Alabama Urban Forestry Week October 11-15 in Orange Beach!
Come join your AUFA friends, suppliers and industry experts at our  Annual Conference and Urban Forestry Week in Pelham and Hoover, Alabama.
Please consider reserving your room at the Holiday Inn-Express in Pelham at our special "Green Industry" rate as soon as possible.

The conference week is offered IN-PERSON. To protect the health and safety of all attendees during the current COVID-19 health crisis pre-conference and conference venues and AUFA are adhering to all current COVID-19 related local and state requirements and mandates, and CDC guidelines. For your safety and the safety of others, please be prepared to follow venue and AUFA instructions on social distancing, face coverings and the like.

A VIRTUAL option to attend the Thursday conference program is available.


Monday and Tuesday, October 19 & 20.
Urban Forestry Certification Program 
Gain an industry certification, lots of ISA CEUs and a thorough knowledge
of modern urban forestry BMPs in Planting, Pruning Pest Management, Safety
and much more. Free study materials are available at www.giwportal.org.
Class meets Monday and Tuesday 8:30 - 4:00.
Tuition is $75 for AUFA members and Ag teachers,
$95 for other industry members. 
Wednesday, October 21 
Urban Forestry Certification Review and Exam
 Attendees of the UFCP class on Monday and Tuesday will review the information
taught in class and will have the opportunity to take the UFPC Exam.
Concurrent Classes:

Urban Forestry Pest Management Program  
The Pesticide Recertification Class is a one-day class that offers modern
pesticide BMPs and helps attendees re-certify their OTPS/FOR/ROW 
pesticide licenses in AL/GA/NC/SC/TN/FL/MS and gain ISA/TCIA/
Registered Forester CEUs.
Tuition is $45.
Tree Board Academy  
The Tree Board Academy is a one-day class designed to help existing
city tree board members, teachers, community volunteers,
Master Gardeners  learn more about selecting, installing and managing
trees in the urban environment.
Tuition is $49. 
Thursday/Friday, October 22 & 23
AUFA Annual Conference  
The Annual Conference on 10/22  and 10/23 will feature excellent speakers and topics to help any urban forester, landscape manager or landscape architect, tree board member or teacher increase their technical knowledge and results in the field and in the classroom. Our conference is consistently rated as one of the best values in the industry and is only possible due to the support of our many corporate and agency sponsors!
Tuition is:
$115 for both days, if received until October 9
$99 for both days for 5 or more attendees from the same employer,
if received until October 9 
 $130 for both days, if received after October 9
$95 for Thursday only, IN-PERSON option 
$65 for Thursday only, VIRTUAL option
$30 for Friday session only 
Please contact Fred Kapp, AUFA Executive Director, to learn more about the conference or if you would like to help sponsor, exhibit or demonstrate equipment and modern urban forestry BMPs. E-mail fkapp@bellsouth.net or 205-862-2588 for more information.

AUFA is very supportive of teaching proper climbing practices.