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A resource for tree care professionals and the public to protect and care for Georgia's trees.


    Dr. Kim D. Coder
    Professor of Tree Health Care
    University of Georgia
    Warnell School of Forestry
     and Natural Resources

    Professor Kim Coder is a world-renowned educator of arboriculture and urban forestry. He has had an enormous impact on arboriculture education and professionalism at both the state and national levels. He has also been a key force behind the development of certification of arborists by the International Society of Arboriculture.

    Dr. Coder's contributions to the growth and development of the Georgia Arborist Association have been invaluable. He  has very generously trained and entertained our organization with his frequent and unforgettable seminars and lectures. We are especially grateful for all the knowledge he has shared with us.

    The GAA honored Dr. Coder with our inaugural Award for Meritorious Contribution and Service in Arboriculture at our first year-end Awards Ceremony on December 15, 2006.  Each year since then, the GAA has  presented this lifetime achievement award to one of our members in honor of Dr. Coder, his accomplishments, and his service in the field of arboriculture. 

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    Dr. Coder (center) presenting the
    2007 Coder Award to Hugh Tyer (left)

    Georgia Arborist Association

    Phone:  (404) 913-1422
    Address:  GAA ~ P.O. Box 2516~ Decatur, GA  30031

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