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.


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.


Here is the recording of April 16th Virtual NOVA Urban Forestry Roundtable "Brood X of the Periodical Cicada" webinar
Arbor Day is April 30th!  Read more about the day to celebrate trees at the Arbor Day Foundation
Click here for the recording of the March 3 Roanoke Workshop Webinar: "Urban Tree Mortality and Monitoring:  A Review of the Literature and Best Practices"
Click here for the recording of the March 10 Roanoke Workshop Webinar: "The Sharp End of the Rope:  The Climbing Arborists Perspective on Pruning"
Click here for the recording of the March 17 Roanoke Workshop Webinar: "Maximizing Stormwater Benefits"
Click here for the recording of the March 24 Roanoke Workshop Webinar:  "Safe Use of Vehicles & Mobile Equipment in Arboriculture"
Coming Soon!  Recording of March 31 Roanoke Workshop Webinar: "Devastating Decay Fungi: 
Click to read the 6th edition of the Virginia Urban Wood newsletter.

The 2020 revision (4th edition) of the Virginia Tree Steward Manual is now available online - view and download here!  

Read Tree Steward stories from across the state. 


2020 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:

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

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

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

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

  • In one day, one large tree can lift up to 100 gallons of water out of the ground and discharge it into the air.

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

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

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

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