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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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.


See news article by Shannon Brennan about recent Roanoke Workshop  "Making Treemendous Copmmunity Impact" 

Click here for presentations from the March 15,2018 NOVa Roundtable

TreeFredericksburg Tree Stewards info has been added to the Tree Steward page 

Check out the latest Trees Virginia blog:  Five Often Overlooked Trees for the Urban and Suburban Landscape

Visit the NEW Virginia Urban Wood Group Urban and Small Woodlot Forestry Business Directory here!

March 21, 2018 is International Day of Forests! This day celebrates and raises awareness of the important of all types of forests.  The theme for 2018 is Forests and Sustainable Cities.   

Virginia Festival of the Book:  "Behind the Sidewalk:  Trees and Nature". Thursday March 22, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Virginia Department of Forestry, 900 Natural Resources Drive, Charlottesville VA  22903.  Jill Jonnes (Urban Forests) and Florence Williams (The Nature Fix) will discuss the significant and essential contributions nature provides to our lives–from shade and space provided by urban tree canopies in cities to the restorative benefits of a walk in the woods.

New Inventory of 9,000 Campus Trees to Guide Virginia Tech Planning Decisions

Check out this Forestry Fast Break about renewable resources!

Click here for the Trees Virginia 2016-17 Annual Report infographic.  Click here for the detailed Trees Virginia 2016-17 Annual Report

The Bonnie Appleton Memorial Fund has reached the initial fundraising goal of $100,000.00.  Thanks to all that contributed.  We continue to need your help to fund this scholarship - please donate!  Read more on the Tree Fund page under the Bonnie Appleton Fund section.

Did You Know:

  • 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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Trees Virginia

(434) 295 6401

900 Natural Resources Drive, Ste 800
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Upcoming Events

Board of Directors Meeting
03-21-2018 10:00 am
Category:  Free
Revisiting Air Quality: The Tree Factor
05-10-2019 9:30 am
Category:  Roundtables

Our Partners

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