Conserving and Restoring Virginia's Tree Canopy

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Trees improve community health. In addition to cleaning the air and filtering pollution from stormwater, trees also provide a host of social, health, and economic benefits to communities.

So how can we come together to preserve existing mature tree canopy in our urban and suburban areas to realize these benefits?

Join us for a look at the latest science on the benefits trees provide, from reducing stormwater runoff and flooding to cooling our neighborhoods and reducing heat-related hospital visits. You’ll learn how you can get involved at both the state and local level to preserve your local tree canopy and advocate for stronger protections during the development process.

Our speaker, Karen Firehock, is the executive director of the Green Infrastructure Center and moderated the Department of Forestry stakeholder group that listened to local government’s challenges and offered solutions to help localities preserve existing canopy and to replace trees that are lost to development.

Questions? Please contact Ann Jurczyk at or 804-258-1522.

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