The mission of the Virginia Urban Forest Council (Trees Virginia) is to enhance the quality of life through stewardship of our Commonwealth’s urban and community trees. 

Our philosophy is providing a healthy place for forests in our urban communities; this requires that we work together to protect and enhance the natural environment.  All who live and work in the communities around Virginia affect the condition of the forested parks and green areas, as well as the trees along streets, in yards, and in front of offices and businesses. If you are interested in supporting or promoting the vision of a healthy forest within our communities, make a tax-deductible donation to Trees Virginia! 

Did You Know:

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

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

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

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

  • 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.

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

Tree Steward Symposium November 2014
11-19-2014 11:00 am
Category:  Conferences | Free | Tree Stewards
November 20, 2014 NOVA Urban Forestry Roundtable
11-20-2014 8:30 am
Category:  Roundtables | Free

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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