NOVA Conference - November 9, 2017


 AGENDA: "Urban Forests for Your Health:  How Trees Can Save Your LIfe"

Do trees make you healthier?  

The idea that human health is related to trees extends back to the story of Genesis

"Trees have proved to aid mental health, decrease obesity and other health risks, and just generally make people happier.  But they are often thought of as a luxury rather than a vital component of healthcare or urban infrastructure."  

 Thanks to our sponsors: 

McLean Trees Foundation, the Virginia Tree Farm FoundationDominion Energy,

MAC-ISA and the Virginia Department of Forestry!

Learn how to be a sponsor of this event!

The purpose of this bi-annual conference is to present research relating to urban forests and human health and how it has been used, how it has been implemented.

  • What results or changes have occurred as an application of the research?
  • What are the connections between human health and the parks and greenspace that are available to them in their neighborhoods, schools and health facilities?
  • How do we prepare the audience to be able to effectively communicate the important connections between urban forest and human health?

The connections between our community greenspace, parks, school yards backyards and our health is very complex but more research has occurred around this topic and there are a lot of opportunities for putting the research into practice locally.

Featured speakers include Dr. Michelle Kondo from the USDA Forest Service and Dr. Kathleen Wolf from the University of Washington. 

Click here to read a new report that argues that the urban canopy should be considered and funded as part of a city's public health infrastructure. 






Event Properties

Event date 11-09-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date 11-09-2017 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 09-17-2017
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 77
Cut off date 11-07-2017
Individual Price $100.00
Algonkian Regional Park
47001 Fairway Drive, Sterling, VA 20165, USA Sterling, VA 20165 United States
Algonkian Regional Park
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Did You Know:

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

  • 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...

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

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

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

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

Contact Trees Virginia

(434) 295 6401

900 Natural Resources Drive, Ste 800
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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