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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

Read the latest Trees Virginia blog:  Doing It Right - Customers, Contractors and Communications written by Cindy Devlin Musick, Forester for Rappahannock Electric Cooperative.

Registration is now OPEN under "Upcoming Events" for the June 11, 2018 NOVa Roundtable:  "Revisiting Air Quality:  The Tree Factor" 

See the 2017 Annual Big Tree Intern Report here!  The Virginia Big Tree Program is affiliated with the American Forests Big Tree Program, which has curated the national register of champion trees since 1940. In 2017, Virginia was ranked third in the country with 74 national champion and co-champion trees.  David Formella's main responsibility as the 2017 Big Tree Intern  was the measurement and certification of trees in the Virginia Big Tree Register (VBTR) that were last measured in 2007 or earlier. All trees in the VBTR need to be recertified every ten years to maintain their listing on the register. David was also responsible for processing new nominations sent in from VBTP volunteers and other tree enthusiasts. David managed the recertification of roughly 180 trees.

Save the Date!  Friday September 14th, 2018 for the next Waynesboro Urban Tree Health Care Workshop.  More info to come real soon!

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

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

 

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.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

Contact Trees Virginia

(434) 295 6401

900 Natural Resources Drive, Ste 800
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Upcoming Events

Revisiting Air Quality: The Tree Factor
06-11-2018 9:30 am
Event Categories:  Paid | Roundtables
Waynesboro Tree Health Care Workshop
09-14-2018 8:00 am
Category:  Workshops

Our Partners

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