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Permits and Insurance

How do I get a burn permit for my property?

Contact the Georgia Forestry Commission to receive a burn permit at 1-877-OK2-BURN (1-887-652-2876) or visit the Georgia Forestry Commission website.

Membership

How do I become a member of the Georgia Forestry Association?

On our membership page, you can fill out an online application or send in a printable membership form to start your membership. If you have any questions about your membership level or dues rate, contact Director of Membership, Marilou Myers, at 478-992-8110 or at marilou@gfagrow.org.

Education and Workshops

How do I participate or support the Teacher Conservation Workshop?

For more information on the Teacher Conservation Workshop, visit our Teacher Conservation Workshop page or contact Director of Forestry Education, Carla Rapp, at 478-992-8110 or at carla@gfagrow.org.

Certifications

How do I become a Certified Georgia Tree Farmer?

For more information on the Georgia Tree Farm Program, visit our Forest Certification programs page.

What is the Sustainable Forestry Initiative is my land eligible for certification?

For more information on the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, visit Georgia’s Sustainable Forestry Initiative website or contact Program Coordinator, Chase Cook, at 1-706-542-7691 or cookfc@uga.edu.

How do I receive a Master Timber Harvester designation?

For more information on the Master Timber Harvester Program, visit the Master Timber Harvester Program website or contact Program Coordinator, Chase Cook, at 1-706-542-7691 or cookfc@uga.edu.

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Legislative and Regulatory Issues

I need help with a legislative or regulatory issue related to forestry in Georgia.

Contact GFA President, Steve McWilliams, at steve@gfagrow.org or at 478-992-8110.

Programs

How do I participate in the Georgia Project Learning Tree Program?

For more information on Project Learning Tree, visit our Georgia Project Learning Tree Program page or contact Director of Forestry Education, Carla Rapp, at 478-992-8110 or at carla@gfagrow.org.

Forestry Resources

Where do I report a timber theft or arson incident?

To report a case of timber theft or timber arson in Georgia, contact the Georgia Forestry Commission immediately at 1-800-GA-TREES (428-7337) or enforcement@gfc.state.ga.us. For more information on timber theft and timber arson law enforcement, visit Georgia Forestry Commission.

Where can I find a local forestry consultant?

You can utilize the Georgia Forestry Commission’s database directory to find consulting foresters in your area.

I need to sell my timber. Where do I start?

For resources on timber marketing and sales, visit the Georgia Forestry Commission’s website.