Most trees do not have a tap root.

Did You Know:

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

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

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

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

  • Every state has an official State Tree. Virginia’s State Tree is the flowering dogwood.

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

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

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

May 27, 2015 NOVA Urban Forestry Roundtable
05-27-2015 9:30 am
Category:  Roundtables | Paid
MAC-ISA Day of Safety
06-13-2015 7:30 am
Category:  Paid

Our Partners

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

Contact Trees Virginia

(434) 295 6401

900 Natural Resources Drive, Ste 800
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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