The Hampton Roads Urban Forest Roundtable scheduled for August 13 has been rescheduled to September 10 - see info below!

The next Hampton Roads Urban Forest Roundtable will be held September 10

at the Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach VA

Click here for UPDATED agenda and online registration (NEW!)

NOTE:  There is no "$10 extra fee" as indicated after you register to "Pay By Check"

There will be a field tour of the Brock Environmental Center and Pleasure House Point Natural Area

Information on Brock Environmental Center Green Practices 

Please contact Jack Erwin at 757.664.4751 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

Trees Virginia organizes one-day quarterly “roundtables for professional arborists, planners, engineers, landscape architects, tree stewards and all interested citizens throughout Virginia at various times during the year. These Urban Forestry Roundtables bring together our community to exchange ideas, present news, discuss issues, listen to presentations and further educate our community about trees and the important roll they fulfill in our society.

The Hampton Roads Urban Forest Roundtables are normally held at the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission at 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake VA  23320. The meetings begin at 9:00 and run until 1:00. Lunch is $10.00 or you may bring you own lunch. 

Please contact Jack Erwin @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 757.664.4751 or Susan French @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 757.385.4076 for more information. 

Event date 09-10-2015 9:00 am
Event End Date 09-10-2015 1:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited

We are no longer accepting registration for this event


 Important:  No "day of" (walk-ins) registrations permitted

Friday September 11, 2015 ~ Registration 9:00 a.m. ~ Field Work 9:30 to 2:30

Root Appreciation Day ~ An Outdoors, Hands-On Workshop

Prince William County Government Center, Development Services Building

5 County Complex Court - Room 202A/B

Woodbridge VA 22192





Event date 09-11-2015 9:00 am
Event End Date 09-11-2015 2:30 pm
Capacity 70
Available place 0
Cut off date 09-07-2015
Individual Price $5.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event


 Save the Date

Friday September 18, 2015

"Reveling in the Magnificence of Trees"

The 20th Anniversary of the Waynesboro Tree Health Care Workshop and

ArborMaster Training will not disappoint!

Some of the industry's finest authorities will be presenting.

Registration, Networking and Exhibits:  7:15 to 8:00

Workshop:  8:00 to 4:00


CLICK HERE to REGISTER and for more information!


Reveling in the Magnificence of Trees

Bryce Lane, Lecturer, Retired NC State University Department of Horticulture


Trees and Turf:  An Antagonistic Relationship

Joe Murray, Consulting Arborist - Tree Literacy, LLC


Climate Changing our Landscapes - Believe It or Else!

Neil Hendrickson, PhD - Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory


Root Explosion!  Missouri Gravel Beds

Eric Kuehler, Technology Transfer Specialist - US Forest Service

Lowe Sharpe, Urban Forestry Program Coordinator-SC Forestry Commission


Afternoon Session - Outdoors at Ridgeview Park

Participants will rotate between the following stations


Station 1:  Lichens 101-Joe Murray, Tree Literacy LLC


Station 2:  American Chestnut-Bringing Back a Mighty Giant

Matt Brinckman, Science Coordinator, American Chestnut Foundation


Station 3:  Missouri Gravel Bed Demonstration

Eric Kuehler, US Forest Service & Lowe Sharpe, SC Forestry Commission


Station 4:  A Closer Look at Soils - Dr. Neil Hendrickson, Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory





Event date 09-18-2015 8:00 am
Event End Date 09-18-2015 4:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited

Registration is now CLOSED for this event!

"Healthy Soils for Healthy Trees" 

Thanks to our sponsors:

Davey, The Care of Trees,Wetland Studies and Solutions and Plan-it Geo

November 5, 2015 - NOVA Urban Forestry Roundtable Conference

This conference will be held at

The Woodlands at Algonkian Regional Park

47001 Fairway Drive

Sterling VA  20165

This conference has been approved for 4.5 Certified Arborist ISA CEUs

Agenda:  2015: United Nations Year of the Soils Healthy Soils for a Healthy Tree

 The purpose of this conference is to underscore the importance of healthy soils to the urban forest and to explore current research and techniques for preventing and mitigating soil damage in the Northern Virginia environment.

The United Nations designated 2015 as the Year of Soils to highlight the importance of a resource that few people consider. 

Worldwide, there are dangers to soils from "expanding cities, deforestation, unsustainable land use and management practices,pollution, overgrazing and climate change. 

This conference has been approved for 4.5 ISA CEU's

You can pay with debit/credit card using PayPal

(you do not need to have PayPal account) or you may pay by check

Make check payable to Trees Virginia

(Mail-in registration form is available on agenda).



Event date 11-05-2015 8:00 am
Event End Date 11-05-2015 4:00 pm
Capacity 100
Available place 13
Cut off date 11-03-2015
Individual Price $100.00

12th Annual Southern States

Urban Forestry Coordinator's Winter Meeting

January 25-28, 2016 in Richmond Virginia


In these changing times of urban forestry this gathering will focus on

leadership and utilization and will explore ways to improve and

strengthen our time and efforts.

This multi-day meeting will provide an opportunity for regional

information exchange, training and planning.

Click here for DRAFT agenda for the meeting.



You may register online (scroll to bottom of page)

and pay using PayPal(you do not need a PayPal account)

OR you may register online and send check in. 

Make check payable to Trees Virginia and send to:

Trees Virginia c/o Becky Woodson

900 Natural Resources Drive

Charlottesville VA  22903

Registration fee is $125.00. 



** Registration deadline for hotel is December 21, 2015 **

Make your hotel reservation at the Omni Richmond by calling

1.800.843.6664 and ask for group name

Urban Forestry Coordinator's Winter meeting.


You can also make your hotel reservation using link

VDOF Urban Forestry Coordinator's Winter Meeting




Event date 01-25-2016
Event End Date 01-28-2016
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 01-22-2016
Individual Price $125.00

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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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...

  • 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.

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

Contact Trees Virginia

(434) 295 6401

900 Natural Resources Drive, Ste 800
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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