The next NOVa Roundtable is scheduled

for May 27, 2015 at Merrifield Garden Center in Fairfax VA.

AGENDA:  Obtaining Quality Trees:  What We Need to Know 

This Roundtable looks at the steps necessary to ensure tree sustainability before the shovel breaks ground at a planting project.

First, understanding current practices of the nursery industry is necessary as that 2” caliper oak to be planted most likely started as a small acorn on the other side of the continent with several transplantings.  

Second, procuring quality trees is greatly dependent on knowing what to require in writing beyond the size and costs of the trees.

Third, examining the trees to ensure they meet the written specifications for quality needs to happen before planting.

What are the time and money barriers that prevent us from doing all of these steps and what strategies are effective to overcome them?  

Registration fee for everyone is $5.00.

You may bring your own lunch or we can provide a lunch for you for a total payment of $15.00 ($5.00 registration fee + $10.00 for lunch).

REGISTER BELOW and see "DETAILS" below for directions to Merrifield Garden Center.  You may also visit their website at:







Event date 05-27-2015 9:30 am
Event End Date 05-27-2015 3:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 05-23-2015
Individual Price $5.00

The Hampton Roads Urban Forest Roundtable scheduled for August 13 has been rescheduled to September 10 - see info below!

The next Hampton Roads Urban Forest Roundtable will be held September 10

at the Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach VA

Click here for UPDATED agenda and online registration (NEW!)

NOTE:  There is no "$10 extra fee" as indicated after you register to "Pay By Check"

There will be a field tour of the Brock Environmental Center and Pleasure House Point Natural Area

Information on Brock Environmental Center Green Practices 

Please contact Jack Erwin at 757.664.4751 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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.

The Hampton Roads Urban Forest Roundtables are normally held at the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission at 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake VA  23320. The meetings begin at 9:00 and run until 1:00. Lunch is $10.00 or you may bring you own lunch. 

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 @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 757.385.4076 for more information. 

Event date 09-10-2015 9:00 am
Event End Date 09-10-2015 1:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 20

We are no longer accepting registration for this event


 Important:  No "day of" (walk-ins) registrations permitted

Friday September 11, 2015 ~ Registration 9:00 a.m. ~ Field Work 9:30 to 2:30

Root Appreciation Day ~ An Outdoors, Hands-On Workshop

Prince William County Government Center, Development Services Building

5 County Complex Court - Room 202A/B

Woodbridge VA 22192





Event date 09-11-2015 9:00 am
Event End Date 09-11-2015 2:30 pm
Capacity 70
Registered 70
Available place 0
Cut off date 09-07-2015
Individual Price $5.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event


 Save the Date

Friday September 18, 2015

"Reveling in the Magnificence of Trees"

The 20th Anniversary of the Waynesboro Tree Health Care Workshop and

ArborMaster Training will not disappoint!

Some of the industry's finest authorities will be presenting.

Registration, Networking and Exhibits:  7:15 to 8:00

Workshop:  8:00 to 4:00


CLICK HERE to REGISTER and for more information!


Reveling in the Magnificence of Trees

Bryce Lane, Lecturer, Retired NC State University Department of Horticulture


Trees and Turf:  An Antagonistic Relationship

Joe Murray, Consulting Arborist - Tree Literacy, LLC


Climate Changing our Landscapes - Believe It or Else!

Neil Hendrickson, PhD - Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory


Root Explosion!  Missouri Gravel Beds

Eric Kuehler, Technology Transfer Specialist - US Forest Service

Lowe Sharpe, Urban Forestry Program Coordinator-SC Forestry Commission


Afternoon Session - Outdoors at Ridgeview Park

Participants will rotate between the following stations


Station 1:  Lichens 101-Joe Murray, Tree Literacy LLC


Station 2:  American Chestnut-Bringing Back a Mighty Giant

Matt Brinckman, Science Coordinator, American Chestnut Foundation


Station 3:  Missouri Gravel Bed Demonstration

Eric Kuehler, US Forest Service & Lowe Sharpe, SC Forestry Commission


Station 4:  A Closer Look at Soils - Dr. Neil Hendrickson, Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory





Event date 09-18-2015 8:00 am
Event End Date 09-18-2015 4:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited

Registration is now CLOSED for this event!

"Healthy Soils for Healthy Trees" 

Thanks to our sponsors:

Davey, The Care of Trees,Wetland Studies and Solutions and Plan-it Geo

November 5, 2015 - NOVA Urban Forestry Roundtable Conference

This conference will be held at

The Woodlands at Algonkian Regional Park

47001 Fairway Drive

Sterling VA  20165

This conference has been approved for 4.5 Certified Arborist ISA CEUs

Agenda:  2015: United Nations Year of the Soils Healthy Soils for a Healthy Tree

 The purpose of this conference is to underscore the importance of healthy soils to the urban forest and to explore current research and techniques for preventing and mitigating soil damage in the Northern Virginia environment.

The United Nations designated 2015 as the Year of Soils to highlight the importance of a resource that few people consider. 

Worldwide, there are dangers to soils from "expanding cities, deforestation, unsustainable land use and management practices,pollution, overgrazing and climate change. 

This conference has been approved for 4.5 ISA CEU's

You can pay with debit/credit card using PayPal

(you do not need to have PayPal account) or you may pay by check

Make check payable to Trees Virginia

(Mail-in registration form is available on agenda).



Event date 11-05-2015 8:00 am
Event End Date 11-05-2015 4:00 pm
Capacity 100
Available place 13
Cut off date 11-03-2015
Individual Price $100.00
$100.00 13

Did You Know:

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

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

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

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

Contact Trees Virginia

(434) 295 6401

900 Natural Resources Drive, Ste 800
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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09-14-2018 8:00 am
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