Planting Trees in Virginia

Trees Virginia Is Celebrating Its 25th Anniversary In 2015!

TREES VIRGINIA, registered with the state as Virginia Urban Forest Council is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life through the Stewardship of our Commonwealth’s urban and community trees.

Founded in September 1990 and incorporated in June 1991, the organization works to promote an awareness of our community forests and the value of trees. The Council is guided by a non-paid volunteer Board of Directors who meet quarterly.  The Council represents a wide range of professions, organizations and volunteers who are interested in stimulating a public awareness of the role trees and forests play in the urban environment. 

Our philosophy, providing a healthy place for forests in our urban communities, 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, please donate to Trees Virginia.

Did You Know:

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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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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