Upcoming events

Note change of location from the May Roundtable which was postponed

NOVA Roundtable ~ July 13, 2017

AGENDA:  "Reclaiming Urban Wood: Opportunities to Success and Barriers"

Did you know that more urban wood is removed from urban areas than from National Forests?  Sadly, many of the trees removed from our cities are fated for the chipper.  Are there opportunities in Northern Virginia to save and recycle the best logs to create a variety of incredible green products?

Come join local arborists, researchers, and municipalities, and private industry professionals to discuss potential opportunities in Northern Virginia to salvage these trees and create products that create lasting value and have a story to tell.

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

NEW Location of the July 13, 2017 Roundtable

Old Manassas Courthouse - upper floor

9248 Lee Avenue

Manassas  20110

Facility Contact Number:  703.792.4754

 

 

 

 

 

Event date 07-13-2017 9:30 am
Event End Date 07-13-2017 2:00 pm
Registration Start Date 06-12-2017 12:00 pm
Capacity 40
Registered 5
Available place 35
Cut off date 07-10-2017 4:00 pm
Individual Price $10.00
$10.00 35

Overall Goal Setting

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

Registration will be open soon for this event as well as information to reserve a hotel room

Mid Atlantic Urban Wood Forum (MAUWF)

"Applied Practices in Utilization"

AGENDA

August 15-16, 2017 at the Richmond Marriott Short Pump

 

Registration is $140.00 and includes breakfast and lunch both days. 

The Richmond Marriott Short Pump has offered a

special lodging rate of $91 for MAUWF participants. 

This special rate is only available until Tuesday July 25 at 5:00 p.m. so make your reservation soon!

 

 Click to learn more about the Virginia Urban Wood Group

 

Event date 08-15-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date 08-16-2017 3:30 pm
Registration Start Date 06-28-2017 1:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 08-11-2017 12:00 pm
Individual Price $140.00
$140.00

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:

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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...

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

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

Contact Trees Virginia

(434) 295 6401

900 Natural Resources Drive, Ste 800
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Upcoming Events

July 13, 2017 NOVA Roundtable
07-13-2017 9:30 am
Category:  Roundtables
July 26, 2017 Trees Virginia Retreat
07-26-2017 10:00 am
Category:  Free

Our Partners

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