Urban Forestry Rountables

Trees Virginia organizes one-day quarterly “roundtables for professional arborists, planners, engineers, landscape architects, tree stewards and all interested citizens throughout Virginia at various times during the year. These Urban Forestry Roundtables bring together our community to exchange ideas, present news, discuss issues, listen to presentations and further educate our community about trees and the important roll they fulfill in our society. 

There is a $10.00 registration fee for everyone for the NOVA Roundtables (this fee helps cover cost of provided continental breakfast); $20.00 if you would like us to order lunch for you. There is no cost to participants for the Hampton Roads Urban Forest Roundtables.


Upcoming Roundtable Events

July 13, 2017 NOVA Roundtable
07-13-2017 9:30 am
Old Manassas Courthouse


2017 Urban Forest Roundtables

Presentations from SEVA Urban Forest Roundtable June 13, 2017:  "How Much is Enough?  Achieving Urban Forest Canopy Goals"

  Presentations from the February 23, 2017 NOVA Roundtable:  "Undergrounding Utilities While Preserving Trees Above is Possible"!

2016 NOVA Urban Forestry Roundtables

December 8, 2016:  "Home Owner's Associations:  Strategies to Increase Tree Canopy" 

August 30, 2016:  "Forest Health Challenges:  Locality Planning and Response

May 26, 2016:  "Sustainable SITES Initiative: A New Tool for Urban Forestry?

 February 25, 2016:  "Building Better Urban Soil:  Soil Amendments"

 

November 5, 2015 NOVA Conference:  "Healthy Soils for Healthy Trees"

 

2015 NOVA Urban Forestry Roundtables

September 11, 2015:  "Root Appreciation Day" - many thanks for Prince William County Government for co-sponsoring this Roundtable!

May 27, 2015: "Obtaining Quality Trees:  What We Need to Know"

February 26, 2015:  "Preserving Mature Trees"

 


  2015 Hampton Roads Urban Forestry Roundtables

All meetings are held at the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission at 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake VA  23320. The meetings begin at 9:00 and run until 1:00. Lunch is included and sponsored by Trees Virginia. Please contact Jack Erwin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 757.664.4751; or Susan French This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 757.385.4076 for more information.

  • AGENDA for April 16, 2015 at HRAREC, 1444 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach VA  23455
  • August 13, 2015 at Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake 23320
  • CANCELLED:  December 1, 2015 at Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake VA  23320

 

2014 NOVA Urban Forestry Roundtables

November 20, 2014:  "Combating Climate Change Effects on Urban Forests with Landscape Diversity"

September 5, 2014:  "Soil Volume for Urban Tree Stress Reduction and Stormwater Management

Comments from an attendee of the September 5, 2014 NOVA Roundtable: 

"The workshop was exceptionally informative with experts presenting information in a skilled and useful manner. The food and refreshments were of excellent quality.  The roundtable was well-organized and the small booklets were of exceptional quality in their design, layout and information."


 2014 Hampton Roads Urban Forestry Roundtables

All meetings are held at the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission at 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake VA  23320. The meetings begin at 9:00 and run until 1:00. Lunch is included and sponsored by Trees Virginia. Please contact Jack Erwin @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 757.664.4751 or Susan French at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 757.385.4076 for more information.

  • March 27, 2014 (Thursday)  Click here for agenda
  • July 29, 2014 (Tuesday)
  • November 13, 2014 (Thursday) - MEETING CANCELLED

If you‘re interested in presentations from earlier Roundtables, please contact us @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2013 NOVA Urban Forestry Roundtables

August 22, 2013: "Storm Water Management and Urban Forest Conservation Through Stream Channel Redesign" Fairfax VA

May 23, 2013:  "New Nuts and Bolts of Urban Forestry" in Arlington Virginia

February 28, 2013:  "Urban Forest Watershed" in Falls Church Virginia


Did You Know:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Every state has an official State Tree. Virginia adopted the flowering dogwood Cornaceae Cornus florida as the State Tree on February 24, 1956.  The dogwood is well distributed throughout the...

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

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

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

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

Contact Trees Virginia

(434) 295 6401

900 Natural Resources Drive, Ste 800
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Upcoming Events

July 13, 2017 NOVA Roundtable
07-13-2017 9:30 am
Category:  Roundtables
July 26, 2017 Trees Virginia Retreat
07-26-2017 10:00 am
Category:  Free

Our Partners

American Grove     Virginia Department of Forestry     Mid-Atlantic Chapter International Society of Arboriculture