Learn about the urban forest and its benefits. Find out more about how to manage your community’s urban forest. Learn how to plant, mulch, prune and maintain your trees, browse links to national, state and local forestry organizations and find out about Virginia’s regulatory issues pertaining to urban forestry.



Urban & Community Forestry

Urban and Community Forestry

Find out what constitutes an urban forest, and how it benefits your community and its people. Learn how you can manage and protect it for future generations.

Tree Planting & Maintenance

Tree Planting and Maintenance

Tools to properly take care of trees so they thrive and reach maturity and give you all the benefits! Find articles and links to other websites on tree identification and selection, proper planting, pruning, and mulching,  storm damage control and more.

Other Resources

Other Resources

Browse some websites of National, State and Local forestry organizations to find out more about the urban forest. Learn how to protect your communities urban forest through regulatory measures.

Utility Friendly Trees

Utility Friendly Trees

Conflicts between trees and overhead utility lines are unfortunate occurrences in our towns and cities. These conflicts lead to power disruptions, safety hazards, increased utility costs, and disfigurement of trees. Learn how trees and utility lines can coexist.

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.

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

  • 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...

  • 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%.

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

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

  • 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.

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

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