GFC is here to help! Here is an overview of programs and services offered by GFC. Contact your local GFC unit for further assistance.

TitleDescriptionAudienceDocument Type
2019 BMP Brochure – Sustaining Your Forest and Georgia’s Water Quality

Forestry BMPs are an important part of the practice of sustainable forestry. Simply defined, sustainable forestry is ” … the management of forests to meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations.”

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2019 Georgia Pine Sawmills Producing Mechanical and Stress Rated Lumber

During a previous survey of the primary wood-using industries in Georgia, the following companies reported to GFC personnel that their listed sawmills used mechanical grading systems. Please note that not all mills responded to this question and there may be other Georgia mills that utilize mechanical lumber grading. Final determination will depend upon individual contact with the mills.

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2019 Georgia’s Best Management Practices for Forestry Manual

The purpose of this manual is to inform landowners, foresters, timber buyers, loggers, site preparation and reforestation contractors, and others involved with silvicultural operations about common-sense, economical and effective practices to minimize non-point source pollution (soil erosion and stream sedimentation) and thermal pollution. These minimum practices are called BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES and are commonly referred to as BMPs.

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2020 Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in Georgia (brochure)

Important dosage information for treating infestations of hemlock woolly adelgid.

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2020 Soil Injector/Soil Drench Kit Loan Program

Soil injectors are provided by the Georgia Forestry Commission to aid those interested in treating their own trees. The injectors are loaned out free of charge but a $250 deposit is required.

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2021 Cogongrass in Georgia January Update

The 1457 cogongrass spots encompass a total of 373 acres. The status and treatment for each spot is at varying levels. The Georgia Forestry Commission recognizes a spot as eradicated after three consecutive years of finding no cogongrass resprouts.

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2022 American Tree Farm System Landscape Management Plan for the State of Georgia

The American Forest Foundation (AFF), in conjunction with Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.(SFC), developed the original components, outlines, structure, and drafts of the Landscape Management Plan (LMP) and the associated geodatabase. AFF and SFC also worked cooperatively to evaluate and incorporate edits, comments, and modifications that resulted in the final LMP and geodatabase.

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2022 Tree Planting Campaign Guide

This document is a guide to reforesting cities and towns.

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2022 Water Quality Area Map

The state is divided into five regions to ensure the best management of water controls.

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2022 Wood Using Industry (Chip Mill) Map

Chip Mill Industry in Georgia

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2022 Wood Using Industry (chip-log export)

Chip-Log Wood Products

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2022 Wood Using Industry (energy product)

Energy Products

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2022 Wood Using Industry (log home) Map

Log Home Wood Products

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2022 Wood Using Industry (mulch)

Wood Mulch Products

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2022 Wood Using Industry (panel & eng wood)

Panel & Engineered Wood Products

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2022 Wood Using Industry (post-pole)

Post-Pole Wood Products

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2022 Wood Using Industry (pulp)

Pulp Wood Products

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2022 Wood Using Industry (sawmill hardwood – softwood)

Sawmill – Hardwood/Softwood Products

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2022 Wood Using Industry (sawmill hardwood)

Sawmill – Hardwood Products

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2022 Wood Using Industry (sawmill-softwood)

Sawmill – Softwood Products

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2022 Wood Using Industry (shavings)

Wood Shavings Products

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2022 Wood Using Industry (veneer)

Veneer Wood Products

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2022 Wood Using Industry Template (with Mills by County)

Template (with Mills by County)

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2022 Wood Using Industry Template (Without Mills by County)

Template-Without-Mills-by-County

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Area Fire Weather Forecast

Daily forecasts with NFDRS Ratings and State-wide Fire Danger Ratings

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Ask The Arborist Series: Assessing Storm Damage 101

Steps on assessing storm damage around our home and property.

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Ask the Arborist Series: Insects and Diseases

Learn about different types of insects and diseases that can affect our trees.

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Ask The Arborist Series: Risk Assessment for your Trees

How to assess various types of trees and explains certain risk factors.

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Ask The Arborist Series: Why Hire an Arborist?

The importance of hiring an #ISA #Certified #Arborist to care for our trees.

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Ask the Arborist: Tree Identification 101

Shows us how to identify common trees in our backyard.

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Casualty Loss and Involuntary Conversion Applicable for Timberland Owners

A review of some of the Internal Revenue Service rules, regulations and or Revenue Rulings pertaining to Casualty Losses.

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Cogongrass Eradication Agreement

Form for landowners to submit for assistance with cogongrass eradication.

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Cogongrass Eradication Strategies

GFC began treating cogongrass in 2007 and has developed several methods to combat the problem.

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Cogongrass in Georgia

14 minute Youtube video descriving cogongrass and its impact in Georgia

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Cogongrass in Georgia PSA

30 second Youtube video advising Georgians to be on the look out for cogongrass

LandownerVideo
Cogongrass.org

Comprehensive information on cogongrass in Georgia along with links to other southeastern state efforts on cogongrass

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Community Tree Planting and Establishment Guidelines

This Document is intended to aid homeowners and local government staff in planting and directing the establishment and maintenance of community trees.

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Consulting Foresters List

This application allows you to search for consulting foresters that cover the state of Georgia. These professionals are registered foresters within the state and have personally requested to be added to GFC’s database.

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Consulting Foresters List

This application allows you to search for consulting foresters that cover the state of Georgia. These professionals are registered foresters within the state and have personally requested to be added to GFC’s database.

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Cooperative Forestry

The Cooperative Forestry unit of the USDA Forest Service works closely with partners to enhance and maintain forests across watersheds and ecosystems, both on private and public land, for the benefits they provide to the American people. Cooperative Forestry delivers its work through states, local governments, other federal agencies, non-profit organizations, and other partners leveraging additional resources and fueling innovation.

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Cost Share & Incentive Programs

Learn about Cost-share and conservation assistance through federal and state programs.

LandownerPage on GFC Website
Cost Share & Incentive Programs

Several federal, state, local and private cost sharing and incentive programs are available to help you meet your forestry management goals. Review programs.

LandownerPage on GFC Website
Current Fire Danger Rating

Daily updated information on current fire dangers across the state

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Daily Fire Danger Rating Map

Daily updates of fire risks across Georgia

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Debris Burning Safe Practices – English

Best practices to prevent injury and damage when burning

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Debris Burning Safe Practices – Español

Mejores prácticas para evitar lesiones y daños al quemar

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Disaster Resource Center

The USDA Disaster Resource Center offers information about specific disasters and emergencies, how to prepare, recover, and help build long-term resilience, as well as information about USDA assistance during disaster events.

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Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Rules & Regulations

EAB Rules and Regulations from the State of Georgia

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EmeraldAshBorer.info

Website formed through a multinational effort to provide the latest information about the emerald ash borer (EAB)

LandownerExternal Website
Environmental Risks to Arthropods from Imidacloprid Applications for Hemlock Conservation

Managing hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) can involve use of insecticides. When it does, the non-target impacts (negative effects to other organisms) need to be thoroughly considered
and weighed against the environmental cost of inaction or alternative management approaches. Insecticides applied for HWA management are used for conservation purposes, which may seem counterintuitive. However, hemlocks are a key forest species, and so their loss can result in severe ecological consequences. To justify insecticide use against HWA, we have to ask: What are the possible negative consequences of using insecticides in the forest? We must consider these trade-offs in hemlock management. It is important to remember that there will be trade-offs in any kind of resource management discussion, even if it may not initially seem apparent. The negative environmental consequences of hemlock mortality must be weighed against the known consequences of insecticide use to preserve hemlocks.

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EPA Office of Air and Radiation

Information for the Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), which oversees policies and protections for air quality and radiation exposure

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Estate Planning for Forest Landowners: What will become of your timberland?

The purpose of this book is to provide guidelines and assistance to nonindustrial private forest owners and the legal, tax, financial, insurance, and forestry professionals who serve them on the application of estate planning techniques to forest properties.

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Federal Clean Air Act

Overview of the Clean Air Act and corresponding protections and actions by the EPA

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FEMA Disaster Declaration Map

View GA Map of disaster declaration by FEMA.

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Fine Fuel Moisture Table

A close estimate of the fine dead fuel moisture (FDFM) on your burn unit any time a FDFM reading is desired

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Fire Danger Rating

Graphic data from statewide fire danger weather stations

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Fire Weather Forecast

Current Fire Weather Forecasts and current National Fire Danger Ratings by GFC Areas

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Firewise USA®

A program that teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together to prevent losses

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Forecast Fire Danger Rating

Daily updates for 24-hour fire danger forecast

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Forecast Fire Danger Rating for the Co-Op Area

Forecasted weather conditions and fire danger ratings for the Co-Op Area (Oakland Station – North Marion County)

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Forest Health

A healthy forest is a working forest. They work to filter our water, clean our air, and provide homes for wildlife and peaceful spaces for us to enjoy. Learn more about healthy forests.

LandownerPage on GFC Website
Forest Management Plan

A forest management plan is the roadmap to a healthy forest. Landowners have diverse goals for their forested land. Explore the benefits of creating a forest management plan.

LandownerPage on GFC Website
Forest Product Sales Contract for Lump Sum Sales Sample

Sample contract agreement for private landowners selling trees, timber or wood by lump sum.

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Forest Product Sales Contract for Per-unit Sales Sample

Sample contract agreement for private landowners selling trees, timber or wood by unit.

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FY23 WCG Rx Fire Applicants Information

This cost-share program is focused on reintroducing prescribed fire in the Chattahoochee Fall Line area of Georgia to provide ecological benefits and reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires. The program will be implemented by the Georgia Forestry Commission with funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, American Forest Foundation, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Bobwhite Quail Initiative, Landscape Scale Restoration Grant, and other partners.
This initiative will provide private landowners a payment of $15.00 per acre for successfully completing prescribed burning on approved forested lands.

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GA Tree Council – Tree Ordinance CentralLandownerExternal Website
GA Tree Owners Manual

From Planting to Maintenance

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Georgia EPD

Contact information and resources for the state’s Environmental Protection Division (EPD)

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Georgia EPD Open Burning Rules

Overview of permissible and impermissible open burning practices

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Georgia Forestry Laws

GFC is not liable for the distribution of out-of-date material. This document is not legal advice and cannot replace legal advice. Current Georgia Statutes are maintained by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, and can be accessed through their website.

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Georgia Forestry Magazine

Georgia Forestry Magazine is published by HL Strategy in partnership with the Georgia Forestry Association and Georgia Forestry Commission. Together we are focused on telling the story of Georgia’s working forests, the landowners and producers who steward the land, and the manufacturers who are promoting innovative uses of wood.

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Georgia Prescribed Burn Laws

Prescribed Burn Laws from the Official Code of Georgia, Section 12-6-90 and Sections 12-6-145 through 12-6-149

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Georgia Prescribed Fire Council

Council for prescribed fire advocacy across the state

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Georgia Water Planning

Georgia manages water resources in a sustainable manner to support the state’s economy, to protect public health and natural systems, and to enhance the quality of life for all citizens.

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GFC HQ Map

Map to the State Agency Headquarters Complex

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Hazards of the Forest

Foresters and others who work outside and those who enjoy being in the outdoors are often confronted with hazards that can cause sickness, injury, or death. This booklet provides a brief description of those hazards to help you avoid an unpleasant encounter.

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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) in Georgia Fact Sheet

HWA is a serious pest of hemlock trees in Georgia. The aphid-like insect feeds on eastern and Carolina hemlock trees, eventually resulting in tree mortality. The very existence of the eastern and Carolina hemlock species is greatly threatened by HWA.

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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Management in Georgia (2019)

Guidelines for addressing infestation of hemlock woolly adelgid pests.

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Hidden Hazards of Backyard Burning

Important information about the illegal practice of burning household waste

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Hidden Hazards of Backyard Burning (Español)

Peligros ocultos de la quema del patio trasero. En Georgia, es ilegal quemar la basura que generamos en nuestros hogares.

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House Bill 790

2014 bill authorizing GFC Forestry Investigators to enforce laws related to the protection, security, conservation, and sale of forest resources.

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Hurricane Michael – Farm Recovery Block Grant Eligibility Map

Map of 95 counties eligible for the Recovery Block Grant program.

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Hurricane Michael – Farm Recovery Block Grants

The Georgia Department of Agriculture will accept online applications for the $347 million in block grant funds beginning March 18, 2020. Georgia farmers and forest landowners in 95 eligible counties, who suffered losses to beef, dairy, fruit and vegetable, pecan, poultry, timber, and uninsured infrastructure can enroll. The federal block grants seek to help recover losses not covered under existing USDA Farm Service Agency programs. Only online applications will be accepted. All applications must be completed and submitted by April 8, 2020.

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Hurricane Michael – Farm Recovery Block Grants – Press Release

Description of the Farm Recovery Block Grant program.

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Hurricane Michael – FEMA Disaster Map

Map of counties in Georgia declared disaster areas for FEMA assistance following Hurricane Michael.

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Hurricane Michael – Forest Landowner Relief Program Meeting (Bainbridge Part 1)

Video 1 of 5 – Video footage of Bainbridge Meeting, 01/23/19 (broken into five sections)

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Hurricane Michael – Forest Landowner Relief Program Meeting (Bainbridge Part 2)

Video 2 of 5 – Video footage of Bainbridge Meeting, 01/23/19 (broken into five sections)

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Hurricane Michael – Forest Landowner Relief Program Meeting (Bainbridge Part 3)

Video 3 of 5 – Video footage of Bainbridge Meeting, 01/23/19 (broken into five sections)

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Hurricane Michael – Forest Landowner Relief Program Meeting (Bainbridge Part 4)

Video 4 of 5 – Video footage of Bainbridge Meeting, 01/23/19 (broken into five sections)

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Hurricane Michael – Forest Landowner Relief Program Meeting (Bainbridge Part 5)

Video 5 of 5 – Video footage of Bainbridge Meeting, 01/23/19 (broken into five sections)

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Hurricane Michael – Forest Landowner Relief Program Meeting (Colquitt Part 1)

Video 1 of 3 – Video footage of Colquitt Meeting, 01/23/19 (broken into three sections)

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Hurricane Michael – Forest Landowner Relief Program Meeting (Colquitt Part 2)

Video 2 of 3 – Video footage of Colquitt Meeting, 01/23/19 (broken into three sections)

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Hurricane Michael – Forest Landowner Relief Program Meeting (Colquitt Part 3)

Video 3 of 3 – Video footage of Colquitt Meeting, 01/23/19 (broken into three sections)

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Hurricane Michael – Georgia State Timber Tax Credit Replant and Restoration Guideline

Tax credits can only be claimed in the taxable year in which the taxpayer first completes:
1. Replanting of timber and/or 2. Restoration of timber

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Hurricane Michael – Georgia Timber Tax Credit: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about Hurricane Michael tax credit and who is eligible.

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Hurricane Michael – Georgia Timber Tax Program

Presentation from Scott Griffin, GFC’s Forest Management Chief.

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Hurricane Michael – Georgia Timber Tax Program – General Eligibility Requirements

In November of 2018, the Georgia General Assembly enacted House Bill 4EX. This bill allows eligible taxpayers to apply for a Timber Tax Credit to assist in offsetting the substantial economic losses incurred during Hurricane Michael. This document outlines general eligibility requirements and guidelines.

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Hurricane Michael – Map of 28 GA Counties in declared state of emergency

Map of counties declared to be in a state of emergency following Hurricane Michael.

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Hurricane Michael – Resources for Impacted Forest Landowners

Press release about resource available to landowners impacted by Hurricane Michael.

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Hurricane Michael – Timber Casualty Losses and Involuntary Conversion

View presentation from Yanshu Li, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Forest Taxation and Economics.

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Hurricane Michael – Timber Tax Credit Application Instructions

A taxpayer seeking pre-approval for the Timber Tax Credit, must apply electronically through Georgia Tax Center. Get instructions.

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Hurricane Michael – Timber Tax Credit Program Press Release

In November of 2018, the Georgia General Assembly enacted House Bill 4EX. This bill allows eligible taxpayers to apply for a Timber Tax Credit to assist in offsetting the substantial economic losses incurred during Hurricane Michael.

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Hurricane Michael Forest Access Road and Firebreak Debris Clearing Program

The Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) has established procedures for landowners seeking assistance with debris clearing and restoration of pre-existing forest roads and firebreaks.

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Hurricane Michael Timber Impact Assessment

This survey examined landscape‐level impacts and classified them accordingly.

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Identifying Cogongrass (Field Guide)

Helpful tips for identifying invasive cogongrass.

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Insecticide Applicators and Vendors for Hemlock Woolly Adelgids

Get help with Hemlock Woolly Adelgids. View list of vendors.

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Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

The IRS is the nation’s tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress.

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Introduction to Prescribed Fire in Southern Ecosystems

Helpful resource for managers to plan and execute prescribed burns in Southern forests and grasslands

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Landowner Field Trips Flyer Revised (10-01-20)

Would you like to see a live prescribed burn or visit a site that has been burned to see what it looks like afterward? Then Landowner Field Trip (LFT) is perfect for you. When our agency partners and volunteer landowners are conducting a prescribed burn, we will give you a guided tour of a burn.

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Learn & Burn Flyer

More information on Learn & Burns

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Learn, Plan, Act

GFC and the Southern Group of State Foresters launched “Learn, Plan, Act” as a way to promote sound forest management practices and provide helpful educational materials, guidance and other resources to Georgia landowners.

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Management Plans

A forest management plan is the roadmap to a healthy forest. There are many reasons why it is helpful to have a forest management plan for your property. Find out how to develop a plan.

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Managing Storm Damaged Trees: Do’s and Don’ts

Check out this resource for the Do’s and Don’ts on how to manage damaged trees from a storm. Includes: how to hire a professional for clean up, chainsaw safety, pruning and maintenance for damaged trees and more.

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Map of 28 Counties Declared Under State of Emergency

View GA Map of counties declared under State of Emergency EO under Hurricane Michael.

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National Timber Tax Website

A reference source for timberland landowners; also for accountants, attorneys, consulting foresters and other professionals who work with timberland owners regarding the tax treatment of timber related activities.

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Native Trees of Georgia Book

Book showing illustrations of trees native to Georgia.

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Observed Fire Danger Ratings for the Co-Op area

Observed weather conditions and Fire Danger Ratings for the Co-Op Area (Oakland Station – North Marion County)

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Optimized Insecticide Dosage for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Control in Hemlock Trees

Important dosage information when treating for hemlock woolly adelgid.

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Ordering Tree Seedlings

GFC offers a wide variety of pine and hardwood seedlings. We cater to small, private, non-industrial landowners and we serve thousands of customers in that capacity. Seedlings are available in small or large quantities and we offer varieties suitable for all environments in Georgia.

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Pine Bark Beetles in Urban Areas

Helpful information about managing pine bark beetle infestations in an urban environment.

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Pine Bark Beetles in Urban Areas Brochure

Overview information regarding pine bark beetles in the urban environment.

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Pine saw-timber Volumes in Georgia, 2017

Utilization and Marking Analysis:  Study of SYP Standing Volumes and Acreage

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Planting Containerized Trees

How to plant a containerized tree.

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Pre-suppression Firebreak Plowing

The GFC provides the service of plowing pre-suppression firebreaks to landowners.

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Prescribed Burning

Assistance with prescribed burning, including firebreak installation, burn plan development and assistance carrying out a burn

LandownerPage on GFC Website
Prescribed Burning Brochure

Overview of best practices for preparing a prescribed burn plan

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Prescribed Burning Management

Assistance with prescribed burning, including firebreak installation, burn plan development and assistance carrying out a burn.

LandownerPage on GFC Website
Prescribed Fire – Sprewell Bluff Natural Area

Overview of a prescribed fire near Thomaston, GA conducted by members of an inter-agency burn team

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Prescribed Fire in Georgia – A Strategic Plan 2008-2020

Helpful resource for detailed information on prescribed burning

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Proper Tree Mulching

Mulch is organic material placed on the soil’s surface around trees and plants to enhance their growing conditions. Mulch helps maintain soil temperature and moisture, reduce water loss from soil, reduce weed competition, improve soil structure, and give landscapes a clean appearance. Often overlooked, spreading mulch around your trees is one of the easiest and most beneficial techniques that can have great impact on the health and vitality of your trees.

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Public Wildfire Risk Assessment Portal

A consistent, comparable set of scientific results to be used as a foundation for wildfire mitigation and prevention planning in the Southern states

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RX Burn Trailer Flyer

A trailer containing tools which supplement and assist landowners in conducting safe prescribed burning is now available for rent through the Georgia Forestry Commission. The West Central Georgia Forest Landowners Association initiated the idea to provide local forestland managers with professional equipment needed to conduct safer and more efficient prescribed burns. The trailer and tools are also used at training events for private landowners.

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Safety First For Landowners Burning Debris

This video provides helpful tips for safely burning debris.

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Selling Your Timber (Webinar – .wmv file)Community, GFC Staff, Homeowner, LandownerVideo
Sirex Woodwasp – U.S. Forest ServiceLandowner
Smoke Management Plan

Georgia’s basic procedures and requirements for managing smoke from prescribed burns

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Southern Pine Bark Beetle BrochureLandowner
Southern Pine Bark Beetle Brochure (2013)

Overview information regarding pine bark beetles.

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Southern Pine Bark Beetle Coloring BookLandowner
Southern Pine Beetle – Biology, Prevention, and RestorationLandowner
Southern Pine Beetle County Hazard Rating MapsLandowner
Southern Regional Extension Forestry – Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Overview info and resource documents for the hemlock woolly adelgid, originally from Asia, which was first discovered in the eastern U.S. in the 1950’s. It has since spread throughout the range of hemlock in the East, and caused extensive mortality of mature hemlock – especially in the Appalachian Mountains.

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Storm Mitigation Template

Community Forest Storm Mitigation Plan for Georgia Communities Template

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Storm Mitigation Workbook

Community Forest Storm Mitigation Planning for Georgia Communities Workbook

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SuddenOakDeath.org

The information below provides both quick answers to general questions about Sudden Oak Death, as well as more in-depth information.

Landowner
Tax Tips for Forest Landowners

This is a collection of documents published by the Forest Service. It includes previous versions of the “Annual Tax Tips for Forest Landowners” as well as other publications related to the tax treatment of timber and timberland.

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Timber Security Law Fact Sheet

Overview of enforceable laws for harvesting of timber and forest resources in the state of Georgia

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Timber Tax Credit program

More information about the Timber Tax Credit program from the Department of Revenue.

LandownerExternal Website
Trees & Storm Safety

During a storm, trees are at risk and can cause significant damage to infrastructure and personal property. A storm mitigation plan keeps citizens safe and protects valuable urban forest canopy in the event of a natural disaster.

LandownerPage on GFC Website
U.S. Forest Service – Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Overview information for management of HWA invasive insects

LandownerExternal Website
USDA Forest Service – Cooperative Forestry

The Cooperative Forestry unit of the USDA Forest Service works closely with partners to enhance and maintain forests across watersheds and ecosystems, both on private and public land, for the benefits they provide to the American people.

LandownerExternal Website
Weather Conditions within a 24 hour period

If you would like to see the current weather conditions within a 24 hour period for the Co-Op Area (Oakland Station – North Marion County), please click this link.

LandownerExternal Website, Page on GFC Website
Wildfire Risk Assessment Portal

Tool to provide a consistent, comparable set of scientific results to be used as a foundation for wildfire mitigation and prevention planning

Homeowner, LandownerExternal Website
YHC – Hemlock Project

The Young Harris College (YHC) Hemlock Proiect is a volunteer effort of community members and students to help raise Sasajiscymnus tsugae, a tiny ladybird beetle that is one of the few natural predators of the HWA. The organization works in conjunction with the Forest Service and GFC to decide where to release the adult beetles.

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