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Georgia Forestry hosts regional meeting Aug. 14

The Georgia Forestry Association will host its regional meeting at Port Columbus Civil War Naval Center in Columbus from 6 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Speakers will include plant pathologist Michelle Cram with the U.S. Forest Service, who will discuss how the annosum root disease is affecting pine stands in western and central Georgia; and Mark Melvin, with the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Center and chair of Georgia's Prescribed Fire Council. He will speak on "Protecting Georgian's Right to Use Prescribed Fire as a Forest Management Tool."

Anyone who wants to attend should RSVP Tim Lowrimore, the association's director of forest policy, by e-mailing him at tim@gfagrow.org or calling 478-992-8110.

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