What We Do
The Tree Commission is made up of a body of volunteers who are appointed by the Board of Supervisors as well as representatives from county and state agencies. They provide advice to the board on matters relating to urban forestry and leadership in promoting tree conservation within the county.
- Help implement the Tree Action Plan goals
- Maintain map of Fairfax County Big Trees
- Present Friends of Trees Awards
- Present Tree Preservation and Planting Awards
For more information, email or call the Urban Forest Management Division at 703-324-1770, TTY 711.
What You Can Do
The commission meets the third Thursday of every month, except August, in Room 122 of the Herrity Building from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Nominate a Tree, Individuals or Organizations for an Award
- Fall Cankerworm Spray Resolution
- TreeCity USA
- Fallen Champion Celebrated
- Fairfax County Big Trees Map
- Virginia Big Tree Database
Urban Forestry Efforts
- How to select a tree?
- How to plant a tree?
- More on Trees from Fairfax County
- More about the Tree Commission
- Tree Identification
- Value of Trees
Despite urbanization, tree canopy covers more than 50 percent of Fairfax County. To maintain and ensure regeneration of that cover, the county Board of Supervisors relies on the 15-member Tree Commission for advice regarding urban forest conservation and preservation.
In 2006, the Tree Commission led the development of the Tree Action Plan (TAP), a 20-year strategy for conserving and managing the county’s urban forest. In coordination with the county Urban Forest Management Division and other county agencies, the Tree Commission is working to implement TAP’s goals. Among these programs are a working group to improve tree conservation on public land and a community outreach program, the Celebrated Trees of Fairfax County.
The Tree Commission collaborates with the Fairfax County Environmental Quality Advisory Council, Fairfax County Tree Stewards, Fairfax Releaf, Virginia Department of Forestry, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Fairfax County Park Authority and Fairfax County Urban Forest Management Division.
|Commission Member||District/Agency Representing|
|Chet McLaren||At Large|
|Dragan Momcilovic||Hunter Mill|
|Catherine Ledec||Mount Vernon, Chair|
|Charles Rick Ayers||Springfield|
|Jim Mcglone||VA Department of Forestry, Vice Chairman|
|Vacant||Virginia Cooperative Extension|
|Richard (Rick) Healy||EQAC|