Community Involvement

We need your help! Trees Virginia (Virginia Urban Forest Council) is a State and Federal 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which depends on your donation as a significant funding source. Our funding comes from:  private donations, corporate and business donations, workshop revenues, grants, and the USDA Forest Service (via the Virginia Department of Forestry. 

There are other ways to get involved. Volunteer! Become a Tree Steward! Attend a workshop or roundtable! Support our academic scholarships! Spread the word about Urban Forestry!

NEW!  Trees Virginia has set up a scholarship fund in memory of Paul Revell, Urban and Community Forestry Coordinator at the Virginia Department of Forestry. Paul was on the Board of Directors of Trees Virginia for many years and died March 17, 2016. The scholarship monies will fund registration for an individual to attend the annual Society of Municipal Arborists Municipal Forestry Institute (MFI).

MFI is an exciting, high-level training opportunity educating professionals in the leadership and managerial aspects of urban forestry. This week-long intensive educational program delivers a challenging opportunity to grow a more successful community tree program. You can donate by sending a check in to Trees Virginia, 900 Natural Resources Drive, Charlottesville VA 22903 or by using the Donation button on the Trees Virginia website Thanks Paul for your dedication and service to the urban forestry community.

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Did You Know:

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

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

  • 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.

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

  • 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...

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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