Education and Training

Dr. Ed Gilman demos proper pruning techniques to class atttendees.

One of AUFA’s main goals is to provide education on a range of urban forestry topics. We educate professionals as well as the general public. Below is an overview of our current educational programs. For an updated list of upcoming classes and workshops.

EHAP Electrical Hazard Awareness Program

These workshops make attendees aware of the hazards all tree care workers face when they work around energized electrical conductors. This awareness is an essential part of basic tree care safety. It is recommended that all people who work in tree care take an EHAP course. The completion of this program meets the requirements of the ANSI Z133.1 standards (4.1.2) for employee training for electrical hazards.
AUFA encourages all companies engaged in tree care to have an EHAP program in place for all of their employees.
The Workshop Does Not Include the Other Requirements for EHAP Certification:

  • Current First Aid Card from Red Cross or other approved entity
  • Hands-on Aerial Rescue Practice (employer documented)

EHAP Classes will be scheduled as needed, let us know if you are interested in attending! 

Arborist Exam Reviews

AUFA organizes Arborist Exam Review classes on a regular basis. Typical dates and locations are the Gulf State’s Horticultural Expo in Mid-January or at the AUFA Annual Conference in the fall.

AUFA Arborist Review
Dates TBD 
Location TBD

To register, call 205-862-2588 

  1. Soil Management
  2. Identification and Selection
  3. Installation and Establishment
  4. Safe Work Practices
  5. Tree Biology
  6. Pruning
  7. Diagnosis and Treatment
  8. Urban Forestry
  9. Tree Protection
  10. Tree Risk Management

AUFA Council Members and Staff help promote, teach and sponsor Florence’s Landscape and Urban Forestry Conference every year.