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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

NEW!  Trees Virginia Academic Scholarships:  Application Period is Now Open!  Deadline for submission  is February 15, 2018

 

The Roanoke Tree Stewards are partnering with the City of Roanoke's urban forestry team in an effort to restore the vitality of a sycamore tree in Elmwood Park.  Read the Roanoke Times news article here.   

ALERT!  Save Our Urban Forests!  The Senate is proposing a major 25% cut to the US Forest Service Urban and Community (U&CF) program for Fiscal Year 2018!  American Forests has developed an Action Alert through their Legislative Action Center that allows you to contact your Representatives and Senators directly.  Click here for the Save Urban Forests Action Alert, create a log in, edit your letter as you see fit, and send it.  Let Congress know that urban forests are important to everyone's quality of life and any cut to the program is unacceptable. 

Save the Date!  March 7, 2018 for the annual Roanoke Tree Health Care Workshop.  More info soon!

New Inventory of 9,000 Campus Trees to Guide Virginia Tech Planning Decisions

Check out Pioneering Urban Wood in Austin Texas - new addition to the Virginia Wood Group page

Click here to follow links for pics of the 2017 NOVA Conference - photo credit:  Ana Ka'ahanui

Check out this Forestry Fast Break about renewable resources!

Click here for the Trees Virginia 2016-17 Annual Report infographic.  Click here for the detailed Trees Virginia 2016-17 Annual Report

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.

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

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

  • 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.

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

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

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

Contact Trees Virginia

(434) 295 6401

900 Natural Resources Drive, Ste 800
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Upcoming Events

2018 Roanoke Tree Health Care Workshop
03-07-2018 8:00 am
Event Categories:  Workshops | Paid
March 15, 2018 NOVA Roundtable
03-15-2018 9:00 am
Category:  Roundtables

Our Partners

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