Tree City USA
The Tree CIty USA, Tree Campus USA and Tree Line USA Programs
The National Arbor Day Foundation (NADF) has recognized 56 Virginia communities with the Tree City USA Award. The towns, cities and military installations that have achieved Tree City USA certification satisfy guidelines from the Arbor Day Foundation. Each community has met or exceeded the following standards set by NADF: establish a tree board or commission; write and pass a tree ordinance; document a $2 per capita expenditure on tree related matters; and have an Arbor day celebration each year.
“Trees are much more than a pretty face,” said Barbara White, urban and community forester with the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF). “They’re vital to our quality of life and the environment – trees are part of our ‘green infrastructure.’ They help clean the air we breathe and the water we drink. And, when properly placed beside a home, trees can even help us conserve energy.”
Virginia also has three universities, Virginia Tech, Old Dominion University, Virginia Commonwealth University, qualifying as a Tree Campus and two electric companies, Rappahannock Electric Company and Dominion Virginia Power that qualify as a Tree Line USA. Visit the National Arbor Day Foundation to see if your community is a Tree City USA! For a map of all Tree Cities USA, click here.
2013 Tree City USA Entities in VA
|Little Creek-Fort Story||16||22317|
|NAS Dam Neck Annex||13||5100|
|NASA Langley Research Center||3||3800|
|Naval Station Norfolk||11||67000|
|Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads||4||6935|
|NSA Norfolk - Northwest Annex||11||1300|
|Surface Combat Systems Center||17||34|
Last Updated (Monday, 22 July 2013 12:29)