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:

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • 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

Hampton Roads Urban Forest Roundtable
07-29-2014 9:00 am
Category:  Roundtables | Free
Virginia Big Tree Workshop HRAREC
08-04-2014 10:00 am
Category:  Workshops | 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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