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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

 
The Trees Virginia 2021 Academic Scholarship Application Period is Now Open!

Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual Native Plant Symposium for Beginners to be held on February 6, 2021 - 9:00 to noon.  Cost is $5.00.  Here is the REGISTRATION LINK:   https://nps2021.eventbrite.com/

Click to read the 5th edition of the Virginia Urban Wood newsletter.

The 2020 revision of the Virginia Tree Steward Manual is now available online - view and download here! 

This is the 4th edition with 10 units and select Tree Steward stories from across the state. Thank you to everyone that helped make this revision happen. Enjoy!

The Society of American Foresters (SAF) supports policies, programs, and actions that enhance the health, sustainability, management, and restoration of forested watersheds. Healthy, resilient forests are essential to providing a clean and continuous supply of fresh water for humans and the environment. PURPOSE:  To acknowledge and support the importance of watershed services provided by forests in the United States. Scope Sustainable urban, community, and rural forest management in the United States that enhances watershed function and resilience. 
 
Download SAF's full position statement here:  Forest Water Resources
 
Check out the latest Trees Virginia Blog:  American Forests Releases 2020 Champion Trees National Register
 
  
Waynesboro Tree Webinar presentations are available on the Trees Virginia YouTube channel and on Trees Virginia Facebook.    Or click on the individual links below!  
 
 
Read about the "Women of Wood" in the Virginia Urban Wood Group newsletter - August 2020 edition. 

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:

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

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

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

  • 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...

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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