C.S.R.A. Tree, Ornamental and Turf Seminar

The C.S.R.A. Tree, Ornamental and Turf Seminar got it’s humble beginnings in 2000, the owner of Empire Tree and Turf felt the need to share knowledge and wisdom with others in the local industry. In the first year of the seminar attendance was ten and in the second year attendance rose to eighteen, Empire Tree and Turf hosted the two events on its own and whether it was realized at the time, started something that has grown in the hearts of Augusta the “Garden City” ,  the C.S.R.A. and the region.

In the third year of the seminar (2002) the Augusta Housing Authority and Augusta ~ Richmond County teamed with Empire Tree and Turf to co-host the seminar. The partnership was a good one, something was abuzz and the attendance for this event rose to thirty-five. In the next year attendance more than doubled with eighty-five attending and again attendance increased the following year to two-hundred.

It was apparent that these guys were on the right track. Meetings were scheduled throughout the year to plan and organize for the seminar and before one was over they were already meeting and  looking to improve on their efforts for the future years. Top people in their fields were and continue to be bought in to educate us on new research, exotic plant materials, and keep us abreast of new industry standards and practices.

For January 2008’s seminar, with more being wished to be accomplished a board was created with a diverse group of people from different fields in the green industry, thus allowing input and decisions on what and who each member was interested in and to help facilitate the 2008 seminar.

The Board Members this year are as follows:

Jim Blount – Augusta Housing Authority/Assistant Director

Greg Burlson – Augusta Country Club/Superintendent

James Cartledge – Springwood Nursery/Owner

Henry Frischknecht – Empire Tree/Owner

Bobby Hamilton – International Paper/Procurement Forrester

Steve Johnston – Bartlet Tree/VP of Southeast Region

 Jack Key – Augusta~Richmond County/Operations Manager

Diane King- Georgia Golf Hall of Fame/Executive Director

Brett McAvoy – Georgia Power/Senior Power Delivery Specialist

Sid Mullis – Richmond County Extension Agent/ Master Gardener

Terri Turner – Augusta~Richmond County Planning Commission

Hugh Tyer – Georgia Arborist Association/ISA Proctor

Derek Vanover – Central Savannah River Land Trust/Executive Director

ISA INTERNATIONAL TREE CLIMBING RULES, REGULATIONS AND HELP BOOK
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2009 SEMINAR REGISTRATION
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YEARNOTESATTENDANCE
2000HUMBLE BEGINNINGS ORGANIZED BY EMPIRETREE10
2001ORGANIZED BY EMPIRETREE18
2002ORGANIZED BY CITY OF AUGUSTA, AUGUSTA HOUSING AND EMPIRETREE35
2003ORGANIZED BY CITY OF AUGUSTA, AUGUSTA HOUSING AND EMPIRETREE80
2004ORGANIZED BY CITY OF AUGUSTA, AUGUSTA HOUSING AND EMPIRETREEest. approx
200
2005ORGANIZED BY CITY OF AUGUSTA, AUGUSTA HOUSING AND EMPIRETREE250
2006ORGANIZED BY CITY OF AUGUSTA, AUGUSTA HOUSING AND EMPIRETREE250
2008Brochure250 +
2009Brochure250 +
hotel 1 accommodationshotel 2
accommodations
directions to seminar (zipped version)directions to seminar (adobe acrobat reader)

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