Tree Stewards are trained community volunteers committed to promoting healthy urban and rural forests in Virginia.  Tree Stewards provide training classes, educational programs and project in their communities intended to increase public awareness of the value of trees while teaching about trees and tree care.  With classroom training and hands-on practice, Tree Stewards are equipped to identify trees, counsel on tree selection, demonstrate proper tree planting and follow-up care, and guide removal of invasive plants that threaten trees.  

The Trees Virginia Tree Steward Mini-Grant Program is intended to help Virginia's Tree Steward groups fulfill their urban forestry responsibilities to their communities.

This year the good news is that each of the five groups who applied for 2017-2018 received a mini grant.  Below are the groups and what the awards will be used for:  

Arlington/Alexandria Tree Stewards and the Lynchburg Tree Stewards each got a Nikon Forestry Pro Laser Rangefinder to aid in measuring Big Trees

Tree Fredericksburg Tree Stewards received funding towards a projector to use in their education programs

Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards received funding towards plants to rehabilitate a local park

Roanoke Tree Stewards received funding for tree care tools and supplies

Did You Know:

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

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

  • 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.

  • 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

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