Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administrative offices are open to the public by appointment only at this time. Please call or email 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday; 9:15 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday

TTY 711

12055 Government Center Parkway
Suite 518, Fairfax, Va 22035

Brian Keightley,
Division Director, Urban Forest Management

Urban Forestry News, Videos and Podcasts


Tree News

Tree-of-Heaven. Photo courtesy Hood River Soil and Water Conservation District, Oregon.
- Invasive plants are those that are not native to Fairfax County or Northern Virginia. They are brought into the area intentionally or unintentionally. These plants are characterized by unrestrained growth due to a lack of natural enemies such as pests and predators. Methods for controlling and managing invasive plants can be physical, cultural, or chemical.
Photo: Treating Trees
- FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va - Now that County residents are getting out and about a bit more, they are likely to see crews from Urban Forest Management Division (UFMD) providing some very specialized services on our trees.
photo: cicada
- The 17-year, periodical cicadas are coming to Fairfax County in early summer. When the soil temperature warms to about 65 degrees Fahrenheit, the newly mature, soil-dwelling cicadas will begin to emerge from their underground homes, leaving an emergence hole about the size of a dime.

Urban Forestry Videos

Learn about the environment in Fairfax County. Listen to EnviroPod.

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