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Educational Resources

Learn about the urban forest and its benefits. Learn how to plant, mulch, prune and maintain your trees, how to manage your community’s urban forest and more.

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Community Outreach

We reach out to the community by organizing events and supporting a variety of initiatives. These include Urban Forestry Roundtables, Urban Tree Health Care Workshops, supporting local Tree Steward groups, awarding Academic Student Scholarships, supporting the Virginia Big Tree Program and more.

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Get Involved!

We need your help! Volunteer! Become a Tree Steward! Attend a workshop or roundtable! Support our academic scholarships! Spread the word about Urban Forestry!

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Helping the Community and Preserving Virginia's Trees Since 1990

The mission of the Virginia Urban Forest Council (Trees Virginia) is to enhance the quality of life through stewardship of our Commonwealth’s urban and community trees.

Our philosophy is providing a healthy place for forests in our urban communities; this requires that we work together to protect and enhance the natural environment. All who live and work in the communities around Virginia affect the condition of the forested areas.


LATEST NEWS

Read about a day in the life of arborist Jonathon Sledge - an arborist who climbs for the trees and the thrill!

New!  Learn what the Town of Woodstock and the City of Harrisonburg have planned for their urban trees after removal.  Click here to read Trees with a Future.

The Virginia Urban Wood Project is pleased to assist veteran-owned businesses by offering marketing opportunities for their services and products, enhanced public exposure and outreach engagement.  Click to read Serving 2.0:  Veterans in the Urban Forest

Register now for the rescheduled (December 6) Waynesboro Tree Health Care Workshop:  "Reveling in the Magnificence of Trees'".  This workshop has been approved for five (5) ISA CEUs for the lecture track.  REMINDER:  there will be no ArborMaster Training Session at Ridgeview Park.  

Register now for the October 31, 2018 SEVA Roundtable:  Managing Urban Trees After Major Weather Events - The "Zombie Tree" Phenomenon

Check out this blog from the Arbor Day Foundation:  Six Ways Urban Trees Make You More Active Outdoors

Read "Public Health and the Needs for Comprehensive Urban Greening in Cities" by Kathleen L. Wolf, Ph.D, University of Washington

"Estimates of Carbon Dioxide Withheld From the Atmosphere by Urban Hardwood Products" by Sam Sherrill and Steve Bratkovicih

See the 2017 Annual Big Tree Intern Report here!  The Virginia Big Tree Program is affiliated with the American Forests Big Tree Program, which has curated the national register of champion trees since 1940. 

Visit the Virginia Urban Wood Group Urban and Small Woodlot Forestry Business Directory here!

The Bonnie Appleton Memorial Fund has reached the initial fundraising goal of $100,000.00.  Thanks to all that contributed.  We continue to need your help to fund this scholarship - please donate!  Read more on the Tree Fund page under the Bonnie Appleton Fund section.

Did You Know:

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

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

  • 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 florida as the State Tree on February 24, 1956.  The dogwood is well distributed throughout the...

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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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Upcoming Events

SEVA Urban Forestry Roundtable
10-31-2018 9:00 am
Event Categories:  Roundtables | Free
2018 Waynesboro Workshop
12-06-2018 7:15 am
Event Categories:  Paid | Workshops

Our Partners

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