Virginia Trees

The current Board members are:

Executive Board

  • Jay Banks, President and Municipal Arborist Seat
  • Anne Little, Vice-President and At Large Seat
  • Leighton Powell, Treasurer and Non Profit Seat
  • Kevin Sigmon, Secretary and Utility Forester Seat

Permanent Seats

  • Barbara White, VA. Dept. of Forestry
  • Dr. Eric Wiseman, Associate Professor - Virginia Tech

Ex-Officio

  • Adam Downing, Virginia Cooperative Extension-Madison County
  • Kevin Beal, Past Real Estate Agent Seat
  • Keith Forry, Past MAC-ISA Seat

Directors

  • VACANT - At Large Seat
  • VACANT - Higher Education Seat
  • VACANT - At Large Seat
  • Toni Woods - MAC-ISA Seat
  • Sarah Gugercin - At Large Seat
  • VACANT - Horticulturalist Seat
  • Bill Mauzy - Landscape Architect Seat
  • Nora Palmatier - Tree Steward Seat
  • Stuart Sutphin - Virginia Cooperative Extension Seat
  • Meg Turner - Garden Club Seat
  • Mark Watson - Builder Seat
  • Eric Schlosser - VNLA Seat
  • VACANT - Planner Seat
  • Cindy Musick - Private Arborist Seat
  • VACANT - Virginia Forestry Association (VFA) Seat
  • VACANT - Real Estate Agent

Did You Know:

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

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

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

  • 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%.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

Contact Trees Virginia

(434) 295 6401

900 Natural Resources Drive, Ste 800
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Upcoming Events

June 13, 2017 Southeast Virginia Urban Forest Roundtable
06-13-2017 9:00 am
Category:  Roundtables
Tree Steward Symposium
06-27-2017 11:00 am
Category:  Paid

Our Partners

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