Virginia Trees

The current Board members are:

Executive Board

  • Ashley Appling, President - Virginia Cooperative Extension Culpeper (VCE) Seat
  • Eric Schlosser, Vice-President  - VNLA Seat, James River Nurseries
  • Jason Fenchuk, Treasurer - Land Developer/Builder Seat - East West Communities
  • Kevin Sigmon, Secretary - At Large Seat

Permanent Seats

  • Lara Johnson, Virginia Department of Forestry
  • Molly O'Liddy, Virginia Department of Forestry
  • Dr. Eric Wiseman, Virginia Tech - Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

Ex-Officio

  • Adam Downing, Virginia Cooperative Extension-Madison County
  • Kevin Beal, Past Real Estate Agent Seat
  • Meg Turner, Past Garden Club Seat
  • Jay Banks, Past Municipal Arborist Seat
  • Anne Little, Past President, Tree Fredericksburg

Directors

  • Ashley Appling - Virginia Cooperative Extension Seat (VCE)
  • Ann Jurcyzk - Non-Profit Seat, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Joel Koci - Urban Forestry Related Higher Education Seat
  • Joe Lehnen - Urban Wood Group Seat, Virginia Dept. of Forestry
  • Cindy Musick - Utility Forester Seat, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
  • Amy Murray - Private Arborist Seat, Davey Resource Group
  • Martha Orton - Tree Steward Seat, Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards
  • Eric Schlosser - VNLA Seat, James River Nurseries
  • Steven Traylor -  Horticulturalist Seat, City of Norfolk
  • Toni Woods - MAC-ISA Seat, 
  • Tyler Wright - Municipal Employee Seat, Town of Leesburg
  • VACANT - Planner Seat
  • VACANT - Garden Club Seat
  • VACANT - Builder Seat
  • VACANT - Virginia Forestry Association (VFA) Seat
  • VACANT - Real Estate Agent
  • VACANT - At Large Seat
  • VACANT - At Large Seat
  • VACANT - Landscape Architect Seat

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.

  • 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.

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

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