Public Education

In addition to the resources on this website and in City parks, the City of Charlottesville helps educate the public in several other important ways:

Jefferson Park Avenue Utility Friendly Arboretum

The Jefferson Park Avenue (JPA) Utility Friendly Arboretum (PDF) showcases tree species that fit under and above utilities without needing pruning and that do not impact the utilities around them. Visit the median along JPA to see trees and learn more about how you can plant similar trees on your property.

Tree City USA Recognition

Charlottesville has received Tree City USA Recognition since 2006 and received a "Growth Award" in 2010 for its efforts to further improve its forestry management.

Arbor Day Celebration

The City of Charlottesville holds an annual Arbor Day celebration. For more about the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA Program, visit the Tree City USA website.