Who We Are

Virginia's Urban Forest Council

The Virginia Urban Forest Council, better known as Trees Virginia, is a non-profit group whose mission is to enhance the quality of life through stewardship of our Commonwealth’s urban and community trees. The Council’s Board of Directors, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Forestry, works vigorously to enhance public awareness, increase professional competence, and bolster political engagement in urban forestry issues.
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Scholarships

Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to applicants who best demonstrate financial need, academic excellence, and a clear commitment to a career related to urban forestry.

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Tree Stewards

Virginia Tree Stewards

Tree Stewards are trained community volunteers committed to promoting healthy urban and rural forests in Virginia.

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Get Involved

Get Involved

We need your help! There are many ways you can get involved in helping us protect our urban forests.

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Urban Wood Business Directory

This interactive tool will enable you to search for a wide variety of services to help you manage your small wood lot or utilize your trees. You can search by business name, needed services, your geographical location, or a combination of these tools.

Upcoming Events

Latest News

Documenting and Preserving Virginia's Largest, Most Revered Trees

"Virginia is home to nearly 80 national champion big trees, consistently placing the commonwealth in the top five states with the most documented champion trees, or trees that have grown to be the largest specimens of their particular species," the Virginia Mercury article reports. Read the full article to learn more about the Virginia Big Tree Program. 

2024 Throwing Shade VA Program

The Virginia Department of Forestry (DOF) is pleased to announce that the Throwing Shade VA program, which offers discounts on native trees and shrubs, is growing. 

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We need your help! There are many ways you can get involved in helping us protect our urban forests.
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