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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TreeStewards of Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia, are trained volunteers who work to protect, preserve, and enhance urban tree canopy through public education and volunteer activities such as planting, pruning, and caring for trees.
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