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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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.


Another successful tree health care workshop was held in Waynesboro VA on September 15, 2017!  Many thanks to the City of Waynesboro Parks and Recreation; ArborMaster®; Williams Brothers Tree and Lawn Service Inc; Wetland Studies and Solutions; Bartlett Tree Experts;The Davey Institute and others for their support.   

NEW!  Dr. Susan Day honored with top arboriculture research award

Check out for photos and presentations from the recent Mid-Atlantic Urban Wood Forum

The 2017-18 Tree Steward Mini-Grant Program application period is now open!  Deadline to apply is October 10, 2017

NEW!  Click here for the Trees Virginia 2016-17 Annual Report infographic

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

The next Southeast Virginia (SEVA) Urban Forestry Roundtable is scheduled for October 24 - details coming soon!

SAVE THE DATE!  November 9, 2017 for the next NOVA Conference in Sterling Virginia - more info soon!

Presentations from the June 13, 2017 SEVA Roundtable "How Much is Enough?  Achieving Urban Forest Canopy Goals" are available now at

Check out the cool video "What is Urban Lumber?" on the Virginia Urban Wood Group page!Pr

Check out the Trees Virginia Blog!

The Bonnie Appleton Memorial Fund is now at $80,428, over 75% to the goal! WE CONTINUE TO NEED YOUR HELP TO REACH OUR GOAL OF $100,00.00! Read more.

Did You Know:

  • 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...

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

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

  • 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.

  • Most trees do not have a tap root.

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

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

  • 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.

Contact Trees Virginia

(434) 295 6401

900 Natural Resources Drive, Ste 800
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Upcoming Events

Board of Directors Conference Call
09-20-2017 9:00 am
Category:  Free
NOVA Conference - November 9, 2017
11-09-2017 8:00 am
Category:  Conferences

Our Partners

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