NOVA Conference - November 9, 2017

Registration is now open  for the 2017 NOVA Conference

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

Thanks for McLean Trees Foundation and the Virginia Department of Forestry for being sponsors of this event!

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 Properties

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 37
Cut off date 11-03-2017
Individual Price $85.00
Algonkian Regional Park
47001 Fairway Drive, Sterling, VA 20165, USA Sterling, VA 20165 United States
Algonkian Regional Park

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Did You Know:

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

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

  • 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...

  • 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 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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Upcoming Events

Southeast Virginia (SEVA) Urban Forestry Roundtable
10-23-2017 9:00 am
Event Categories:  Free | Roundtables
NOVA Conference - November 9, 2017
11-09-2017 8:00 am
Event Categories:  Conferences | Paid

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