ONLY 15 spaces left!  Register NOW for the the Virginia Big Tree Workshop

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Friday, June 21st, 2019

9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Virginia Department  of Forestry Headquarters

900 Natural Resources Drive

Charlottesville, VA 22903



 Trees Virginia

Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources and Environment

Virginia Cooperative Extension


Cost $25 (includes lunch)

Space is limited to 45 people, so register early!



 -  LEARN about the Virginia and National Big Tree Programs 

-  PRACTICE field techniques for measuring and scoring Big Trees 

-  MEET fellow tree lovers


Who should attend:

 - Tree Stewards, Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners 

-  Citizen Scientists 

-  Arborists, Foresters, Horticulturists, Ecologists 

-  Big Tree Enthusiasts



 Morning (inside)

 - Overview of the Virginia Big Tree Program, Dr. Eric Wiseman, Virginia Big Tree Program Coordinator

 - Overview of the National Big Tree Program, Rose Tileston, American Forests

 - Overview of measuring and scoring Big Trees, Bob Leverett, National Cadre of Tree Measurers


Catered lunch break and socializing


Afternoon (outside)

 - Tree height measurement techniques

 - Crown spread measurement techniques

 - Trunk circumference measurement techniques



Event date 06-21-2019 9:30 am
Event End Date 06-21-2019 2:30 pm
Registration Start Date 05-08-2019 9:00 am
Capacity 45
Registered 39
Available place 6
Cut off date 06-14-2019 5:00 pm
Individual Price $25.00

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"Reveling in the Magnificence of Trees"

Waynesboro Tree Health Care Workshop

and ArborMaster® Training

Friday September 13, 2019 

Best Western Inn and Conference Center  - click here for lodging at special rate of $113.99

109 Appletree Lane,  Waynesboro VA  22980

AGENDA  Reveling in the Magnificence of Trees

AGENDA:  ArborMaster® 

 We anticipate five ISA CEUs will be available for each track

On behalf of Waynesboro Parks & Recreation, Trees Virginia, and the Virginia Department of Forestry, we are pleased to present the annual Waynesboro Tree Workshop "Reveling in the Magnificence of Trees" and ArborMaster® Training (.  There is something for everyone at this workshop and regardless of track, you will be hearing from arboriculture and urban forestry experts. 

The workshop is divided into two tracks:  Lecture and ArborMaster®.  You should register for only one track.  

*Please note that if you signed up for the ArborMaster® track, you should go directly to Ridgeview Park, 700 S. Magnolia Avenue, Waynesboro VA  22980. 

Lecture Track Presentations:  (Best Western Inn and Conference Center)

  • Branching Out - Why and How Container Nurseries Grow What They Grow
  • Detecting, Responding and Managing Invasive Insects that Affect Trees
  • Strategies for Supporting Urban Tree Canopy Programs
  • Oak Decline:  A Fight Against the Inevitable
  • Spotted Lanternfly and What It Means for Foresters and Arborists

The lecture track is divided into two sessions of indoor lectures and outdoor demonstrations and is geared towards those working in municipalities, government agencies, and private industry. 

ArborMaster Track Presentation:  (Ridgeview Park)

  • This one-day program will review both single rope climbing techniques (SRT) and doubled rope climbing techniques (DDRT), the advantages and disadvantages of each and methods for hybridizing systems.

The ArborMaster® track is held at Ridgeview Park and is an outside, all day track that teaches hands-on techniques and skills vital for tree climbers, groundsmen, and anyone in the production side of tree work. 


Event date 09-13-2019 7:15 am
Event End Date 09-13-2019 3:35 pm
Registration Start Date 07-24-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 81
Cut off date 09-06-2019 5:00 pm
Individual Price $85.00

Did You Know:

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

  • 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.

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

  • Trees are some of the oldest living organisms on earth: some bristle-cone pines are thought to be more than 5000 years old.

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

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

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

  • 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%.

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

Contact Trees Virginia

(434) 295 6401

900 Natural Resources Drive, Ste 800
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Our Partners

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