Trees provide significant levels of environmental, social and economic benefits to our community. For over 30 years, Fairfax County has been proactive in raising awareness about the importance of trees and forests in our community.
Who To Call
The responsibility for hazardous trees generally lies with the people or agency that owns or maintains the property. Get information on how to handle emergency situations and who to contact about hazardous trees.
“Over the past week we have received an increase in calls to the Urban Forest Management Division from residents who are concerned about large webby tents in tree branches," said Joan Allen, Chief, Forest Pest Branch, Urban Forest Management Division, Public Works and Environmental Services. These webs are caused by fall webworm. This is a native caterpillar that spins webs over leaves of deciduous trees. There is a very noticeable increase in fall webworm in the area compared to recent years.
The information below contains links that will help you learn how to plant and maintain trees, Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District seedling sale, about county programs that regulate the removal of trees during construction and about county programs that manage insects that damage and kill trees. For more information, call or email the Urban Forest Management Division at 703-324-1770, TTY 711.