• Only comprehensive urban and community forestry collegiate program in Virginia, offering both undergraduate and graduate degree options. Read more.
  • First undergraduate collegiate program of urban and community forestry in the nation to receive the Society of American Foresters specialized accreditation in urban forestry. Read more.
  • Faculty member Dr. Eric Wiseman is an award-winning educator, recognized by both Virginia Tech and the International Society of Arboriculture for his educational leadership. Read more.
  • Alumni are leaders in the tree care industry, municipal forestry, natural resource agencies, and non-profits. Read more.


  • Focused on answering real-world questions with practical applications for communities and resources professionals. Read more.
  • Emphasis on graduate student mentoring and professional development with over 90% degree completion success rate. Read more.
  • Papers published in leading peer-reviewed journals such as Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Arboriculture & Urban Forestry, and Journal of Forestry. Read more.
  • Grant sponsors include U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund, and Virginia Dept. of Forestry. Read more.


  • Empowering communities and resource professionals to conserve and manage urban forests through technology and technical assistance. Read more.
  • Connecting homeowners and stewardship groups with objective, science-based information about trees and urban forests. Read more.
  • Partner with state and regional organizations such as Trees Virginia and Mid-Atlantic Chapter of International Society of Arboriculture. Read more.
  • Coordinators of the award-winning Virginia Big Tree Program, which has documented Virginia’s largest trees since 1970. Read more.