Learn about the urban forest and its benefits. Find out more about how to manage your community’s urban forest. Learn how to plant, mulch, prune and maintain your trees, browse links to national, state and local forestry organizations and find out about Virginia’s regulatory issues pertaining to urban forestry.

Did You Know:

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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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