FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2008
FORESTRY COMMISSION EMPLOYEE BRANCHES OUT WITH NEW CERTIFICATION
(Columbia,SC)–The South Carolina Forestry Commission is proud to announce that its Coastal Region Urban Forester, Frances Waite, has completed the CERTIFIED ARBORIST examination of the International Society of Arboriculture.
Aren’t all foresters also arborists? Not at all. This is advanced training that Ms. Waite will put to good use as a Forestry Commission employee. Being a CERTIFIED ARBORIST means Waite is trained to assist homeowners, county & municipal governments, volunteer & educational groups, developers and others in the following areas:
- Tree species selection
- Proper tree planting
- Tree City USA implementation
- Proper tree care and maintenance
- Street and park tree inventories
- Proper tree protection during construction
The SC Forestry Commission’s mission is to protect and develop South Carolina’s forest resource which now supports a manufacturing industry #1 in employment and payroll, the #1 harvested crop and a $1 billion exporter.
For more information, contact Scott Hawkins, 803-896-8820