Street Tree Assessment Report: Arlington, Virginia

Clarendon Willow oaks are pruned by County foresters

Eric Wiseman, Associate Professor of Urban Forestry and Arboriculture at Virginia Tech has released a study on the benefits of Arlington County’s street tree inventory. Key findings are:

  • Arlington has an estimated 20,355 street trees
  • The five most abundant street tree species are willow oak, red maple, Japanese zelkova, pin oak, and Callery pear
  • Each year, Arlington’s street trees intercept over 28 million gallons of rainfall and sequester over 4 million pounds of carbo dioxide
  • In total, Arlington’s street trees provide over $2 million in benefits annually or roughly $105 per tree
  • The replacement value of Arlington’s street trees is estimated at nearly $36 million

The report is available at http://urbanforestry.frec.vt.edu/streets/reports/ArlingtonReport.pdf

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