Upcoming events

Please join us for the newly renamed Southeast Virginia (SEVA) Roundtable

June 13, 2017 ~ 9:00 to 12:30

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

Urban Tree Canopy Goals: How Much is Enough?

9:00 – 12:30, Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 1444 Diamond Springs Rd., Virginia Beach 23456

9:15 – 9:45         Urban Forest Canopy Goals in Virginia – Barbara White, Virginia Dept. of Forestry  

9:45: - 10:15      Chesapeake Bay UTC and Urban BMP Regulations – Barbara White, Virginia Dept. of Forestry & Jenny McGarvey, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

10:15 – 10:30     Break

10:30 – 11:00    UTC Goals in Virginia Beach and Newport News – Susan French, Virginia Beach Landscape Management & Jonathan Herman, Newport News Planning Department

11:00 – 11:30    School Partnerships to Increase Tree Canopy - Symsi Houser, Virginia Beach Landscape Management

11:30 – 12:00    Utilities and UTC – Jay Griles, Dominion Energy

12:00 – 12:30    Questions and Discussion

Event date 06-13-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 06-13-2017 2:30 pm
Registration Start Date 04-13-2017 2:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 10
Cut off date 06-09-2017

Tree Steward Symposium

Event date 06-27-2017 11:00 am
Event End Date 06-28-2017 1:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited

Overall Goal Setting

Event date 07-26-2017 10:00 am
Event End Date 07-26-2017 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited

Review Work Plans

Admin Committee:  9:00 - 9:30

Finance Committee:  9:30 - 10:00

Event date 08-16-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 08-16-2017 10:00 am
Capacity Unlimited

Review Work Plans

Program Committee:  9:00 - 9:30

Outreach Committee:  9:30 - 10:00

Event date 09-20-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 09-20-2017 10:00 am
Capacity Unlimited

Did You Know:

  • 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.

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

  • 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%.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

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