Tree Stewards are trained community volunteers committed to promoting healthy urban and rural forests in Virginia.  Tree Stewards provide training classes, educational programs and project in their communities intended to increase public awareness of the value of trees while teaching about trees and tree care.  With classroom training and hands-on practice, Tree Stewards are equipped to identify trees, counsel on tree selection, demonstrate proper tree planting and follow-up care, and guide removal of invasive plants that threaten trees.  

The Trees Virginia Tree Steward Mini-Grant Program is intended to help Virginia's Tree Steward groups fulfill their urban forestry responsibilities to their communities.

Trees Virginia is pleased to announce 2021-2022 Tree Steward Mini-Grant awards have been made to local Tree Steward groups!

The six all volunteer Virginia Tree Steward groups below will receive funds (on reimbursement basis) for education and outreach materials, development of brochures, maintenance tools and safety equipment and other items.

Arlington/Alexandria Tree Stewards
Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards
TreeFredericksburg
Roanoke Tree Stewards
Hopewell Tree Stewards
Front Royal Warren County Tree Stewards

Congratulations to these Tree Steward groups!

 

Did You Know:

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

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

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

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

  • 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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