Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) leads this episode of Ask the Expert. Our speaker, GFC Community Forester and tree advocate, Lea Clark knows Georgia forests. Her focus is on providing support for cities, counties, and tree advocacy groups to improve the urban tree canopy. Lea will address the importance of soil quality, as well as the health benefits that trees provide to our communities. Georgia is the #1 forestry state in the nation, and the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) works to promote, protect and conserve healthy, sustainable forests. Lea will review GFC’s Healthy Trees, Healthy Lives intiative. Learn more about the National Tree Benefit Calculator as you learn about the health benefits of trees. Discover how the entire community can come together to do small actions to create a thriving community forest through improving soil health, importance of mulching, and pruning.
Ask the Expert is an interactive program. We invite you to bring your questions and… Ask the Expert! We welcome you to bring a brown bag lunch to this mid-day learning and networking opportunity.
About the Speaker: Lea Clark is an ISA certified Arborist who has worked as a paralegal, a criminal defense lawyer, and a college professor. After getting a Master’s in Forestry from UGA, she is now with the Georgia Forestry Commission as the Community Forester for Northeast Georgia, with 40 counties in her territory.
- Doors open at 11:30am.
- Getting Here: Bike racks are located on the side of the building (near the silo and Picnic Patio). We are approximately 1 mile from the Oakland City and West End MARTA train stations (Red and Gold Lines). Limited number of parking spaces are available at our location, in addition to limited street parking.
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