Trees Roanoke is a small, all-volunteer non-profit organization with a mission to support Roanoke City’s urban forest by purchasing, growing, & planting trees on public property & providing community education to illustrate the health, environmental, & economic benefits of our city’s trees.
The Roanoke City Urban Forestry department lost significant funding in 2008 due to the recession. Approximately 250 trees are removed every year along streets, in parks, and in other public areas due to natural decline, storm damage, and tree/human conflict. These trees are not replaced due to these budget cuts. Trees Roanoke has a goal of replacing 1,250 trees in the next five years to offset this tree loss.
Community engagement is vital to accomplishing our mission. You can help with donations to help purchase trees and/or by volunteering to help plant them. For more information, click on the Donate and Volunteer tabs at the top of the page.
Trees Roanoke is supported by The Roanoke Tree Stewards, another volunteer group that donates their time to care for trees in the City of Roanoke. Both Trees Roanoke and the Roanoke Tree Stewards are advised by Roanoke Urban Forestry, a section of Roanoke City Parks and Recreation.
Jamie King, President
Ben Royer, Vice President
Carlin King, Treasurer
Diana Kevorkian, Secretary
Harry Van Guilder