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.


Register now for the 2017 Waynesboro Tree Health Care Workshop "Reveling in the Magnificence of Trees" - September 15, 2017

Mid Atlantic Urban Wood Forum "Applied Practices in Utilization" registration is now OPEN! This event will be held August 15-16 in Richmond VA and is sponsored by US Forest Service-Southern Region, Virginia Department of Forestry, Trees Virginia and the Virginia Urban Wood Group.  The target audience for this event include arborists, tree care companies, forestry professionals, wood crafter, municipal staff, academia and portable sawmill owners.  Topics include opportunities for urban wood in the Mid-Atlantic region; marketing products; developing a business model; and successful case studies from the region. 

SAVE THE DATE!  November 9, 2017 for the next NOVA Conference in Sterling Virginia - more info soon!

Presentations from the June 13, 2017 SEVA Roundtable "How Much is Enough?  Achieving Urban Forest Canopy Goals" are available now at

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

Check out the Trees Virginia Blog!

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:

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

  • 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.

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Trees Virginia

(434) 295 6401

900 Natural Resources Drive, Ste 800
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Upcoming Events

Mid Atlantic Urban Wood Forum
08-15-2017 8:00 am
Category:  Paid
Board of Directors Conference Call
08-16-2017 9:00 am
Category:  Free

Our Partners

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