Review Work Plans
Program Committee: 9:00 - 9:30
Outreach Committee: 9:30 - 10:00
Save the Date!
May 19th for the next NOVA Roundtable
Urban Wood Project
With the assistance of a U.S. Forest Service Southern Region grant, there is a new infusion of effort to improve the utilization, marketing and value of trees removed from small forested parcels and urban areas. These actions will not only improve the use of these valuable wood resources, but it will also bolster Virginia’s forest products economy. Recently the Virginia Urban Wood Group was formed to focus on this opportunity and promote the better use of urban trees. We encourage you to visit the newly launched webpage to view the mission, goals and some great urban wood success stories: www.vaurbanwood.org
Prince William County Government Center
Development Services Building (DSB)
5 County Complex Court Woodbridge VA 22192
Conference Rooms 107A and 107B are reserved
703-792-7437 (main number for building)
SAVE THE DATE! Click here for here for info about the next "Expanding Business Opportunities in Small and Urbanizing Forests: Managing, Harvesting and Utilizing Urban Trees"
More details and registration will be available soon!
Please join us for the newly renamed Southeast Virginia (SEVA) Roundtable
June 13, 2017 ~ 9:00 to 12:30
"How Much is Enough? Achieving Urban Forest Canopy Goals"
Come hear from your colleagues about their experiences increasing urban tree canopy including what worked and what didn’t from local municipalities, schools and utilities. Also, learn about the new urban tree planting BMPs and new tools for helping to increase canopy in your area.
Where: Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 1444 Diamond Springs Rd, Virginia Beach VA 23455
Complete agenda and registration information coming in a few weeks.
Tree Steward Symposium
Did You Know:
Most tree roots are in the top 12 inches of soil.
One large tree can provide a supply of oxygen for two people.
Trees are the largest living organisms on earth: some coastal redwoods are more than 360 feet tall.
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.
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%.
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.
900 Natural Resources Drive, Ste 800Charlottesville, VA 22903