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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 Academic Student Scholarships, supporting the Virginia Big Tree Program 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

Register now for the North Carolina Urban Forest Council  "Carolina Canopy - Urban Wood Use" workshop!  A tremendous amount of sound wood is wasted regularly in communities across the state whenever shade trees must be removed. Most is ground to mulch at a significant cost to the municipality, or at best, cut into firewood. This workshop is intended to bring together suppliers, processors, and end users of urban wood who recognize the value of the resource and wish to make better use of the material. The workshop serves as a step to further develop the NC Urban Wood Groups in North Carolina and to link potential partners.

NEW!  Learn how the City of Harrisonburg, VA is using losses from the emerald ash borer to clean Blacks Run!  Also click here to read news article about this project

Register now for the MAC-ISA Annual Meeting!

Trees Roanoke - Planting Trees Through Community Partnerships! 

Learn about the Virginia Big Tree Program Quick Facts

 Learn what the Town of Woodstock and the City of Harrisonburg have planned for their urban trees after removal.  Click here to read Trees with a Future.

The Virginia Urban Wood Project is pleased to assist veteran-owned businesses by offering marketing opportunities for their services and products, enhanced public exposure and outreach engagement.  Click to read Serving 2.0:  Veterans in the Urban Forest

Check out this blog from the Arbor Day Foundation:  Six Ways Urban Trees Make You More Active Outdoors

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:

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

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

  • 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.

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

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

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