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Educational Resources

Learn about the urban forest and its benefits. Learn how to plant, mulch, prune and maintain your trees, how to manage your community’s urban forest and more.

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Community Outreach

We reach out to the community by organizing events and supporting a variety of initiatives. These include Urban Forestry Roundtables, Urban Tree Health Care Workshops, supporting local Tree Steward groups, awarding Academic Student Scholarships, supporting the Virginia Big Tree Program and more.

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Get Involved!

We need your help! Volunteer! Become a Tree Steward! Attend a workshop or roundtable! Support our academic scholarships! Spread the word about Urban Forestry!

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Helping the Community and Preserving Virginia's Trees Since 1990

The mission of the Virginia Urban Forest Council (Trees Virginia) is to enhance the quality of life through stewardship of our Commonwealth’s urban and community trees.

Our philosophy is providing a healthy place for forests in our urban communities; this requires that we work together to protect and enhance the natural environment. All who live and work in the communities around Virginia affect the condition of the forested areas.


LATEST NEWS

Presentations from the June 13, 2017 SEVA Roundtable "How Much is Enough?  Achieving Urban Forest Canopy Goals" are available now at http://www.treesvirginia.org/outreach/urban-forestry-roundtables

Check out the cool new video "What is Urban Lumber?" on the Virginia Urban Wood Group page!

SAVE THE DATE!  August 15-16, 2017 for the Mid-Atlantic Urban Wood Forum "Applied Practices in Utilization".  The forum will be held in Short Pump VA (near Richmond VA).  Topics include opportunities for urban wood in the Mid-Atlantic region; marketing products; developing a business model; and successful case studies from the region.  Registration will be open soon. Click for more info on the Virginia Urban Wood GroupMarketing Pr

Register now for the July 13, 2017 NOVA Roundtable "Reclaiming Urban Wood:  Opportunities to Success and Barriers"

Check out the Trees Virginia Blog!

SAVE THE DATE ~ Friday September 15, 2017 for the Waynesboro Tree Health Care Workshop! 

The Bonnie Appleton Memorial Fund is now at $80,428, over 75% to the goal! WE CONTINUE TO NEED YOUR HELP TO REACH OUR GOAL OF $100,00.00! Read more.

Did You Know:

  • Trees are some of the oldest living organisms on earth: some bristle-cone pines are thought to be more than 5000 years old.

  • A birdhouse hung on a young tree branch, does not move up the tree as the tree grows.

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

  • Every state has an official State Tree. Virginia adopted the flowering dogwood Cornaceae Cornus florida as the State Tree on February 24, 1956.  The dogwood is well distributed throughout the...

  • Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and save 20-50 percent in heating energy.

  • Well-maintained trees and shrubs can increase property value by up to 14%.

  • Most tree roots are in the top 12 inches of soil.

  • In one day, one large tree can lift up to 100 gallons of water out of the ground and discharge it into the air.

  • A mature tree removes almost 70 times more pollution than a newly planted tree.

  • Trees are the largest living organisms on earth: some coastal redwoods are more than 360 feet tall.

  • One large tree can provide a supply of oxygen for two people.

Contact Trees Virginia

(434) 295 6401

900 Natural Resources Drive, Ste 800
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Upcoming Events

July 13, 2017 NOVA Roundtable
07-13-2017 9:30 am
Category:  Roundtables
July 26, 2017 Trees Virginia Retreat
07-26-2017 10:00 am
Category:  Free

Our Partners

American Grove     Virginia Department of Forestry     Mid-Atlantic Chapter International Society of Arboriculture