Alabama Urban Forestry Education Week October 16-22
October 16, 8:00-4:00- Trees 101 and Day 1 of Urban Forestry Certification Program (UFCP) consists of presentations on pruning, planting, tree ID and selection, trees and construction and more. Location: Orange Beach Community Center. ISA CEUs awarded, lunch on your own.
October 17, 8:00 – 4:00 – Day 2 of UFCP includes presentations on soils, fertilizers, pest management, chainsaw and worker safety, climbing and working in trees and more. Location: Orange Beach Community Center. ISA CEUs awarded, lunch on your own.
October 18, 8:00 – 11:30 – Day 3 of UFCP consists of presentations on tree risk and assessment, a review and industry certification exam at 10:30. ISA CEUs, lunch @11:30 included. Location: Orange Beach Community Center. Please note that you will need a study guide before Day 1 for best exam results. Contact Fred Kapp @ firstname.lastname@example.org for the study guide.
October 18, 12:00 – 4:30 – Pesticide Re-Certification class includes presentations on invasive plant ID and management, pests of urban trees, pesticide safety and use and more. Pesticide Re-Cert Points and ISA CEUs, Lunch @11:30 included. Location: Orange Beach Community Center.
October 19, AUFA Annual Conference, Hampton Inn-Orange Beach
7:45 – Coffee, refreshments, On-Site Registration and visit sponsor displays
8:15- Welcome Message from President John Graham and State of the Association by Executive Director Fred Kapp.
8:30 – Managing Young and Mature Trees for Strength, Clearance and Appearance, Part 1, Dr. Ed Gilman, Univ of Florida Professor Emeritus
10:00 – Getting Extraordinary Results from Ordinary People, Tom Shay, Profits Plus Solutions
11:10 – Managing Young and Mature Trees for Strength, Clearance and Appearance, Part 2, Dr. Ed Gilman, Univ of Florida Professor Emeritus
12:10 – Lunch provided and visit sponsor displays
1:10 – Implementing an Entrepreneurial Operating System, Sid Sexton, Sexton Lawn and Landscape
2:15- When Your Management Style Isn’t Working and Your Employees Aren’t Either, Tom Shay, Profits Plus Solutions
3:15 – Panel Discussion on Improving/Increasing AUFA Class Offerings.
3:45 – Sign for ISA CEUs.
5:30 – AUFA Annual Conference Dinner, location Hampton Inn, included in tuition.
October 20, 8:30 – 11:30, AUFA Conference Outdoor Session, The Three Simple Steps to Tree Pruning Demonstrations, Dr. Ed Gilman, Univ of Florida Professor Emeritus and Sponsor Equipment Demonstrations. Pizza Lunch follows. Sign for ISA CEUs and adjourn.
October 20, 2:00- 4:30 registration and equipment check-in for Alabama Tree Climbing Competition.
Daphne, AL, Location TBD.
4:45 – 7:00 – On-site registration and check-in, gear check and safety presentation.
October 21 – Climbing Competition, Judges Check-in at 7:00 AM, climbers at 7:30. Events 8:00 – 5:00
October 22 – Master’s Challenge, 7:30 – 2:00
Note: Competitors Fee is $100, judges, volunteers and attendees are NO CHARGE.
Tuition Schedule for Alabama Urban Forestry Education Week.
- Trees 101, October 16 – $42.00
- Urban Forestry Certification Program, October 16-18 – $95
- Pesticide Re-Certification Program, October 18 – $42
- Alabama Urban Forestry Association Annual Conference, October 19 and 20 – $115 for 1 or $99 each for 5 or more from the same entity by September 30, $130 each after. Includes Annual Dues, T-shirt, door prizes, 3 meals.
- Education Week Bundle – October 16-22, attend all or just what you wish, only $169.00! Includes Annual Dues, T-shirt, door prizes, 4-5 meals.
Host Hotel – The Hampton Inn Orange Beach, 25518 Perdido Beach Blvd, Phone- 1-251-923-4400. Reservation ASAP if you want to stay on property, rates are $175- $235. Use code “AUF” for discounts.
Note: use the form below to pay online, or you may pay by mailing a check and this form to: Alabama Urban Forestry Association/PO Box 382225/Birmingham, AL/35238-2225
Want to register for the Tree Climbing competition or become a sponsor? Visit here!