Trees Virginia

Tree Steward Symposium - "Growing Our Stewardship"

November 19-20, 2014

Roslyn Retreat and Conference Center in Richmond

 Click Here for Full Program Agenda

On Line Registration is Now Available

To Register:  Scroll to bottom of page and click on "Register Individual"

Hello Tree Steward Groups in Virginia!

Registration is now available for the 2014 Tree Steward Symposium on Nov. 19-20 Tree Steward Symposium for Tree Steward Groups in Virginia!

Overnight accommodations will be provided at the Roslyn Retreat Center -- with double occupancy (you will have a chance when you register to let us know the name of your preferred roommate.)  We will do our best to accommodate your request.  The Tree Symposium is at no cost to participants. 

Registration deadline is October 24!

Louise Seals

Tree Steward Representative

Virginia Urban Forest Council (Trees Virginia)






Event date 11-19-2014 11:00 am
Event End Date 11-20-2014 1:30 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 30
Available place 0

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
Registered 22
Individual Price USD56.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Registration is now CLOSED for this event!

"Healthy Soils for Healthy Trees" 

Thanks to our sponsors:

Davey, The Care of Trees,Wetland Studies and Solutions and Plan-it Geo

November 5, 2015 - NOVA Urban Forestry Roundtable Conference

This conference will be held at

The Woodlands at Algonkian Regional Park

47001 Fairway Drive

Sterling VA  20165

This conference has been approved for 4.5 Certified Arborist ISA CEUs

Agenda:  2015: United Nations Year of the Soils Healthy Soils for a Healthy Tree

 The purpose of this conference is to underscore the importance of healthy soils to the urban forest and to explore current research and techniques for preventing and mitigating soil damage in the Northern Virginia environment.

The United Nations designated 2015 as the Year of Soils to highlight the importance of a resource that few people consider. 

Worldwide, there are dangers to soils from "expanding cities, deforestation, unsustainable land use and management practices,pollution, overgrazing and climate change. 

This conference has been approved for 4.5 ISA CEU's

You can pay with debit/credit card using PayPal

(you do not need to have PayPal account) or you may pay by check

Make check payable to Trees Virginia

(Mail-in registration form is available on agenda).



Event date 11-05-2015 8:00 am
Event End Date 11-05-2015 4:00 pm
Capacity 100
Available place 13
Cut off date 11-03-2015
Individual Price $100.00
$100.00 13


 AGENDA: "Urban Forests for Your Health:  How Trees Can Save Your LIfe"

Do trees make you healthier?  

The idea that human health is related to trees extends back to the story of Genesis

"Trees have proved to aid mental health, decrease obesity and other health risks, and just generally make people happier.  But they are often thought of as a luxury rather than a vital component of healthcare or urban infrastructure."  

 Thanks to our sponsors: 

McLean Trees Foundation, the Virginia Tree Farm FoundationDominion Energy,

MAC-ISA and the Virginia Department of Forestry!

Learn how to be a sponsor of this event!

The purpose of this bi-annual conference is to present research relating to urban forests and human health and how it has been used, how it has been implemented.

  • What results or changes have occurred as an application of the research?
  • What are the connections between human health and the parks and greenspace that are available to them in their neighborhoods, schools and health facilities?
  • How do we prepare the audience to be able to effectively communicate the important connections between urban forest and human health?

The connections between our community greenspace, parks, school yards backyards and our health is very complex but more research has occurred around this topic and there are a lot of opportunities for putting the research into practice locally.

Featured speakers include Dr. Michelle Kondo from the USDA Forest Service and Dr. Kathleen Wolf from the University of Washington. 

Click here to read a new report that argues that the urban canopy should be considered and funded as part of a city's public health infrastructure. 






Event date 11-09-2017 8:00 am
Event End Date 11-09-2017 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 09-17-2017
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 77
Cut off date 11-07-2017
Individual Price $100.00

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Did You Know:

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

Contact Trees Virginia

(434) 295 6401

900 Natural Resources Drive, Ste 800
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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