Today, more than 75% of the US population lives, works and goes to school in urban/suburban communities. The population in larger communities continues to rapidly grow. Pressures on life sustaining ecological resources and assoicated quality of life are quickly increasing. Georgia is undergoing these same demographics and ecological changes, but at a faster rate of change than the rest of the naiton.

Community forest management and tree health care is essential to communities of all sizes in order to:

  Provide for public safety and personal health
  Minimize liability & manage risks
  Manage natural resources wisely
  Foster appreciation of all the values generated by trees & community forests.
  Plant & plan for new community forests

In order to develop students with comprehensive skills and knowledge in community forestry and tree health care, UGA has created an Undergraduate Certificate Program in Community Forestry.

Students will need to add this certificate to their (MyProgram) in Athena.

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