Public Invited to Help Update Gwinnett Tech Tree Inventory

September 12, 2014

Public Invited to Help Update Gwinnett Tech Tree Inventory

GWINNETT – NORTH FULTON

Gwinnett Technical College, a Tree Campus USA college, is updating the tree inventory for its urban forest on campus and is offering the community a chance to participate. The initial inventory catalogued more than 800 trees on the 90-acre campus.

The event will be held on Friday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. until noon at Gwinnett Tech. Those interested in participating should contact cbuckley@gwinnetttech.edu for further instructions. Participants must be a minimum of 16 years of age and wear closed-toe shoes.

The event is perfect for aspiring horticulturists, including high school students, and will help introduce Gwinnett Tech's new Geographic Information Systems (GIS) certificate. The certificate will be offered spring semester, starting in January, as part of the college's Horticulture program. GIS is a tool that utilizes GPS hardware and mapping software to locate, store and analyze geographical data.

GTC was first named a Tree Campus USA college by the Arbor Day Foundation in 2009 by meeting five standards including having  a campus tree advisory committee, campus tree care plan, a campus tree program with dedicated annual expenditures, a service learning project and an active observation of Arbor Day.

Gwinnett Tech offers a degree and diploma program in Environmental Horticulture, plus certificate options that train students for employment as a landscape design technician, horticulture installation technician and floral designer, and sustainable urban agriculture technician.

GTC offers more than 50 degree, diploma and certificate student options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.

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September 12, 2014