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Friends of Trees Awards Nominations

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Opens June 14 and Closes July 31

Photo of some trees with the sky as the backdrop.Fairfax County, VA – The Fairfax County Tree Commission announces nominations for its 2023-2024 Friends of Trees Awards open on June 14 and will close on July 31. Individuals, organizations and developers may be nominated (or self-nominated) for various tree related projects or programs that have demonstrated outstanding conservation-based actions to preserve, protect or plant trees. Winners will be announced in fall 2024 with a celebration to follow. Please use the nomination form online.

Since 1999, the Friends of Trees awards have highlighted exceptional and innovative tree conservation actions in Fairfax County that meet one or more criteria: to protect and preserve existing trees and associated habitats, to increase the urban tree canopy and its related habitats, to educate and inspire people to plant more trees and properly maintain them, and to convey an understanding of the value and benefits of trees. Developers who go “above and beyond” County requirements are also eligible for this award. That nomination form is at Friends of Trees Award Nomination Form for Category D.

Close up image of some leaves.The Tree Commission was chartered on August 1, 1993, and this year celebrates 51 years of service to Fairfax County. Tree canopy covers about 55% of the County. The Board of Supervisors relies on this 15-member Commission for advice and support regarding best practices to maintain, preserve and expand our urban forest. See: Tree Commission | Public Works and Environmental Services (

For information, go to Friends of Trees Awards | Public Works and Environmental Services ( Please use the online nomination form on the link. Winners will be announced in the fall of 2024 with a Board of Supervisors recognition to follow.

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