Trees Don't Grow on Money Either and ArborMaster Tree Training Workshop in Waynesboro - See Full Agenda and Register Online Here!

Friday September 12, 2014

Best Western Inn and Conference Center and at Ridgeview Park 

On behalf of Waynesboro Parks & Recreation, Trees Virginia and the Department of Forestry we are excited to bring you the 19th annual Waynesboro Tree Care Workshop – Trees Don't Grow on Money Either and ArborMaster Tree Training. From the derecho to late season snow storms the past few years have been tough on urban trees.

Regardless of where you work – government or private industry these storms have taken a toll on one of most valuable resources – our trees. This year’s lineup of speakers will not only inspire you but give you the tools necessary to properly evaluate your landscape from site selection to purchasing good plant material to proper planting and pruning techniques. Join us to learn more about how to play a vital role in creating a sustainable healthy urban forest.


Event date 09-12-2014 8:00 am
Event End Date 09-12-2014 4:00 am
Capacity Unlimited


i-Tree Hydro Training Workshop at

Northern Virginia Community College

October 13-14, 2014


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Trees Virginia and the Northern Virginia Community College Horticulture Club will host a two-day, hands-on i-Tree Hydro workshop on October 13 and 14, 2014.  At this workshop the participant will learn to adequately use the i-Tree Hydro model (and other i-Tree tools) for various project types as well as understand the model’s basic assumptions and limitations.  Lunch is included in the registration fee.  Lunch will be in the campus cafe.

The EPA is encouraging the use of natural processes and Green Infrastructure to help manage urban stormwater.  Because of this, more cities are entertaining the thought of using their natural resources as a stormwater mitigating strategy to help reduce stormwater runoff and improve water quality. 

 Many urban hydrology models exist, however, few take into account tree/shrub canopy effects on stormwater management.  The i-Tree Hydro model ( is a public domain hydrology model developed by stormwater engineers and U.S. Forest Service scientists.  It simulates the effects of changes in tree and impervious cover characteristics within a defined area of interest on stream flow and water quality. It was designed specifically to handle urban vegetation effects so urban natural resource managers, stormwater managers, and urban planners can quantify the impacts of changes in tree and impervious cover on local hydrology to aid in management and planning decisions.


 The i-Tree Hydro software would be a great tool for your Green Infrastructure toolbox.  Because of the hands-on, intensive level of training this workshop will be limited to the first 25 registrants.  Ten hours of Professional Development Hours (PDH) have been applied for for Professional Engineers.  Continuing education units for Urban Planners and ISA Certified Arborists have also been applied for.



Event date 10-13-2014 1:00 pm
Event End Date 10-14-2014 4:30 pm
Capacity 25
Available place 12
Individual Price USD250.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event


Southern Group of State Foresters

Forest Management Committee

Winter Meeting 

Virginia Department of Forestry ~ Headquarters Office

900 Natural Resources Drive

Charlottesville VA  22903

December 2 ~ December 4, 2014


Register online below for this meeting


Registration includes Tuesday and Wednesday lunch and full day at Montpelier including demonstration and landmark forests, grounds, and house tour.

If you need only a partial meeting registration, contact Becky Woodson at 434-220-9024 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The first day (Dec 2) of the SGSF Forest Management Committee Fall meeting will be at the VDOF Headquarters office. 

Day two (Dec 3) will be at James Madison's Montpelier and will focus on collaborative landowner outreach strategies and visits to Demonstration and Landmark forests. 

Day three (Dec 4) will be a half day "next steps" discussion at the VDOF Headquarters office. 

 A block of rooms has been set aside for lodging at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Charlottesville.  Please call the hotel directly @ 1.800.843.6664 and mention the group name Department of Forestry and the dates or use the link above to make your reservations - the room rate is $126, which is the allowed per diem for Charlottesville.

The deadline for room reservations is November 10, so please be sure to register before then.







Event date 12-02-2014 9:00 am
Event End Date 12-04-2014 12:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price USD56.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

The February 26th NOVa Roundtable

”Preserving Mature Trees”

has been moved to 765 Lynn Street,

Herndon Virginia.


This is the Town Council Chambers,

large windowed canopy.




Herndon Municipal Center garage and surface lot: 

entrance is from Center Street adjacent to the Herndon Library, 768 Center Street.


Station Street parking lot: 

entrance is from Station Street across from Herndon Town Hall, 730 Elden Street

There is parking along Lynn Street in front of the Herndon Municipal Center, 777 Lynn Street



Event date 02-26-2015 9:30 am
Event End Date 02-26-2015 3:00 am
Capacity 81
Available place 0
Cut off date 02-23-2015
Individual Price $5.00


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 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:

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

Contact Trees Virginia

(434) 295 6401

900 Natural Resources Drive, Ste 800
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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