Community Assistance

The Virginia Department of Forestry Urban and Community Forestry program seeks to support cities, towns, and communities across the Commonwealth as they establish and maintain their urban tree canopy. The benefits of trees to the urban environment, including water quality protection, are clear. As urbanized areas of the state grow, trees are an essential component of vibrant communities, providing balance to the built environment and improving the quality of life for residents and visitors.

Managing urban and community forest resources can sometimes be a complex undertaking. The VDOF community assistance programs provide professional forestry assistance to help communities balance the built environment and their urban forest resources to protect, conserve, and manage tree resources for future generations.

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Additional Resources

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Community Forest Planning: Storm Mitigation Guide for Virginia Communities Template
Community Forest Planning: Storm Mitigation Guide for Virginia Communities TemplateP00214T

Workbook and the accompanying template are intended as tools for Virginia communities to use in assessing their community forest storm readiness, mitigating tree risk and reducing tree-related storm damage, and developing a community forest storm mitigation plan. Available in Word template form with form fields that can be filled in – unprotect the form to change the template to meet your needs. Printed copies available.

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Community Forest Planning: Storm Mitigation Guide for Virginia Communities Workbook
Community Forest Planning: Storm Mitigation Guide for Virginia Communities WorkbookP00214

Workbook and the accompanying template are intended as tools for Virginia communities to use in assessing their community forest storm readiness, mitigating tree risk and reducing tree-related storm damage, and developing a community forest storm mitigation plan. Printed copies available.

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Urban and Community Forestry Programs - Resources for Trees in Our Communities, Cities and Towns
Urban and Community Forestry Programs – Resources for Trees in Our Communities, Cities and TownsFT0052

Forestry topic information sheet discusses the urban and community forestry programs available through the VDOF.

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Virginia Trees for Clean Water Grant Program Application
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Virginia Trees for Clean Water Grant Program Budget Worksheet
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A variety of financial assistance programs are available through VDOF and partner agencies for forest management activities to help protect water quality.

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