Urban forestry is the study, conservation, management of trees and associated natural resources in places where people work, live, and play. Professionals working in urban forestry rely on knowledge and skills in arboriculture, forest ecology, soil science, GIS, and urban policy and planning.

Virginia Tech has been a leader in urban forestry higher education for over twenty years. Our faculty are experts in the urban forestry profession and have developed a suite of courses and degree options that prepares students for their future careers. Check out the research performed by our faculty in their Urban Forestry 2020 project to learn more about the future of academics and the profession. 

Learn about our undergraduate degree options here

Learn about our graduate degree options here

We welcome undergraduate students transferring from community college or other majors within Virginia Tech. To learn about our transfer process, please contact the Advising Center of the College of Natural Resources and Environment.