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Educational Resources

Learn about the urban forest and its benefits. Learn how to plant, mulch, prune and maintain your trees, how to manage your community’s urban forest and more.

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Community Outreach

We reach out to the community by organizing events and supporting a variety of initiatives. These include Urban Forestry Roundtables, Urban Tree Health Care Workshops, supporting local Tree Steward groups, awarding student academic scholarships and scholarships for the SMA Municipal Forestry Institute; Arbor Day Tree Planting Initiative; supporting the Virginia Big Tree Program and the Virginia Urban Wood Group and more.

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Get Involved!

We need your help! Volunteer! Become a Tree Steward! Attend a workshop or roundtable! Support our academic scholarships! Spread the word about Urban Forestry!

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Helping the Community and Preserving Virginia's Trees Since 1990

The mission of the Virginia Urban Forest Council (Trees Virginia) is to enhance the quality of life through stewardship of our Commonwealth’s urban and community trees.

Our philosophy is providing a healthy place for forests in our urban communities; this 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 areas.


LATEST NEWS

Subscribe to the Trees Virginia YouTube channel and view our webinars!  
 
Read the 9th issue of the Virginia Urban Wood newsletter here
 
Application period is now OPEN for the 2021-2022 Tree Steward Mini-Grants!  Details will be available here soon. 
 
Urban Tree Summit 2021:  Montgomery Parks and Casey Trees, Washington DC, present this tenth annual conference.  Early bird ticket sales end August 16th! 
  
The 2021 Virtual Tree Steward Symposium recordings are now available!  Go to the Trees Virginia YouTube landing page
  
The U.S. Congress is considering creating a new program that would plant 300,000 trees a year, mainly in underserved urban communities.  Here is info about this program and, if you chose to do so, how to contact your Congressional leaders to support the Residential Energy and Economic Savings Act (TREES Act) of 2021. It is H.R. 3522 and S. 1782.
  
Here is the recording of April 16th Virtual NOVA Urban Forestry Roundtable "Brood X of the Periodical Cicada" webinar.
 
Recordings of the March 2021 Roanoke Workshop Webinar Series
  
 

 

  
2020 Waynesboro Tree Webinar presentations are available on the Trees Virginia YouTube channel.  

Visit the Virginia Urban Wood Group Urban and Small Woodlot Forestry Business Directory here!

The Bonnie Appleton Memorial Fund has reached the initial fundraising goal of $100,000.00.  Thanks to all that contributed.  We continue to need your help to fund this scholarship - please donate!  Read more on the Tree Fund page under the Bonnie Appleton Fund section.

Did You Know:

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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 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.

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

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

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

Contact Trees Virginia

(434) 295 6401

900 Natural Resources Drive, Ste 800
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Our Partners

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