Virginia Trees

The current Board members are:

Executive Board

  • Anne Little, President and At Large Seat
  • Eric Schlosser, Vice-President and VNLA Seat
  • Leighton Powell, Treasurer and Non Profit Seat
  • Kevin Sigmon, Secretary and Utility Forester Seat

Permanent Seats

  • Lara Johnson, Virginia Department of Forestry
  • Dr. Eric Wiseman, Virginia Tech


  • Adam Downing, Virginia Cooperative Extension-Madison County
  • Kevin Beal, Past Real Estate Agent Seat
  • Jay Banks, Past Municipal Arborist Seat


  • Scott Diffenderfer - At Large Seat
  • Joel Koci - Higher Education Seat
  • VACANT - At Large Seat
  • Toni Woods - MAC-ISA Seat
  • VACANT - At Large Seat
  • VACANT - Horticulturalist Seat
  • VACANT - Landscape Architect Seat
  • Martha Orton - Tree Steward Seat
  • Shawn Appling - Virginia Cooperative Extension Seat
  • Meg Turner - Garden Club Seat
  • VACANT - Builder Seat
  • Eric Schlosser - VNLA Seat
  • VACANT - Planner Seat
  • Cindy Musick - Private Arborist Seat
  • VACANT - Virginia Forestry Association (VFA) Seat
  • VACANT - Real Estate Agent

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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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...

  • 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.

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

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