May 27, 2015 NOVA RT


The next NOVa Roundtable is scheduled

for May 27, 2015 at Merrifield Garden Center in Fairfax VA.

AGENDA:  Obtaining Quality Trees:  What We Need to Know 

This Roundtable looks at the steps necessary to ensure tree sustainability before the shovel breaks ground at a planting project.

First, understanding current practices of the nursery industry is necessary as that 2” caliper oak to be planted most likely started as a small acorn on the other side of the continent with several transplantings.  

Second, procuring quality trees is greatly dependent on knowing what to require in writing beyond the size and costs of the trees.

Third, examining the trees to ensure they meet the written specifications for quality needs to happen before planting.

What are the time and money barriers that prevent us from doing all of these steps and what strategies are effective to overcome them?  

Registration fee for everyone is $5.00.

You may bring your own lunch or we can provide a lunch for you for a total payment of $15.00 ($5.00 registration fee + $10.00 for lunch).

REGISTER BELOW and see "DETAILS" below for directions to Merrifield Garden Center.  You may also visit their website at:







Event Properties

Event date 05-27-2015 9:30 am
Event End Date 05-27-2015 3:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 05-23-2015
Individual Price $5.00

Did You Know:

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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...

  • 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.

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

Contact Trees Virginia

(434) 295 6401

900 Natural Resources Drive, Ste 800
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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American Grove     Virginia Department of Forestry     Mid-Atlantic Chapter International Society of Arboriculture