Hampton Roads Urban Forest Roundtable

Specifying, Selecting and Planting QualityTrees

April 16, 2015 - 9:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Hampton Roads Agricultural and Research Extension Center

1444 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach VA

3 ISA CEUs offered for attending the entire session in the following categories:

(Certified Arborist, Municipal Specialist and Board Certified Master Arborist)

Meeting in class room 125 at the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center.  After a brief introduction, we will walk outside to the demonstration areas.  The majority of the meeting will be held outside, so please dress appropriately.  Lunch will be provided by Trees Virginia. 

Please contact Jack Erwin @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 757.664.4751 or Susan French at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 757.385.4076 to register and for more information.

Trees Virginia organizes one-day quarterly “roundtables for professional arborists, planners, engineers, landscape architects, tree stewards and all interested citizens throughout Virginia at various times during the year. These Urban Forestry Roundtables bring together our community to exchange ideas, present news, discuss issues, listen to presentations and further educate our community about trees and the important roll they fulfill in our society.

All Hampton Roads Urban Forest Roundtables are held at the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (with exception of April 16, 2015 which will be held at the Hampton Roads Agricultural and Research Extension Center, 1444 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach-click DETAILS below for map) at 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake VA  23320.

The meetings begin at 9:00 and run until 1:00. Lunch is included and sponsored by Trees Virginia.


Event date 04-16-2015 9:00 am
Event End Date 04-16-2015 1:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited


Online registration is now available for the March 16, 2016. 

There is no fee to attend this event.

Hampton Roads Urban Forest Roundtable

This Roundtable will be held at the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake VA  23320

"Urban Forests:  Adapting to Climate Change"

Welcome and Introduction 9:00 to 910

 9:10 to 10:05:  Green Infrastructure: Flooding & Sea Level Rise Adaptation
Thomas Quattlebaum, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

10:05 - 10:15 Break

10:15 - 11:05: Managing in the Face of Risk and Uncertainty
 Jim McGlone, Virginia Department of Forestry

11:05 - 11:10 Break

11:10 - 11:40: Alternative Trees for Urban Forest Diversity
Michelle Baudanza, Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation

Event date 03-16-2016 9:00 am
Event End Date 03-16-2016 12:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 5

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Register now for the next Urban Forest Roundtable of Hampton Roads

"Creating Tree Trails to Promote Urban Forestry"

is scheduled for Friday October 14, 2016.

The Roundtable will be held at the Mariner's Museum and Park in Newport News


Event date 10-14-2016 9:00 am
Event End Date 10-14-2016 12:15 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 15

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

AGENDA:  Virginia Urban Wood Utilization Forum

You are invited to register and attend the inaugural meeting of the

Virginia Urban Wood Utilization Group

Disease, storm damage and natural mortality result in the removal of thousands of tree every year.  What becomes of this large source of potential lumber, biomass, mulch? 

This forum will address this issue as well as some of the barriers and opportunities of utilizing wood  sourced from urban and suburban areas.  Reports of case studies from Virginia and beyond.

The goal of this forum is to initiate a core group of engaged people from municipalities, arborists, loggers, woodworkers, furniture makers, owners of portable sawmills, academia and sustainability directors that will work in their local areas and across Virginia, to increase the opportunities for the best use of the wood which is removed from urban and suburban areas.

Current confirmed presenters include: 

  • Katie Fernholz, Dovetail Partners, Minneapolis, MN
  • Dr. Eric Wise, VT Urban Forestry
  • Jessica Simons, Verdant Stewardship, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Eric Muecke, NC Forest Service
  • Damon Barron, TreeCycle, Charlotte, NC

Some of the issues that will be discussed in small groups include: storage yards, transportation communication and marketing.

We will get outside on Day 2 to take a tree down and see a portable sawmill demonstration.  We will come back inside for lunch and final discussion of next steps.

Please register below to let us know you will be coming.  There is no registration fee; a light breakfast and lunch will be provided both days. 

If there is someone else in your organization that you think would be interested, please let them know about the event.  We want a well-rounded group of engaged people to participate and bring their creativity and energy to the Forum!



Event date 03-28-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date 03-29-2017 4:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 16

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Review Work Plans

Admin:  9:00 - 9:30

Finance:  9:30 - 10:00

Event date 04-19-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 04-19-2017 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

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

  • 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...

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