Community Forestry is a joint effort between the town staff, the citizens and resources available from other organizations. It not only involves new plantings and maintenance of existing trees, it involves protecting our environment for the future, educating ourselves and our children and taking the time to enjoy our efforts as well as the efforts of past generations.
The town's program is managed by the Community Forester, a certified arborist, who is responsible for:
- health and welfare of trees on Town Property
- review of plant material for new development
- providing citizens with info and advice on the protection of trees against insects and diseases
- providing educational programs for adults and children
Although many insects are beneficial, some can spread disease to trees and other plants. Visit this page for more information.
Virginia Invasive Plant Species
Like insects, there are several species of annuals, grass and shrubs that are considered to be invasive. Click here for a list of Virginia Invasive Plant Species or visit this page for more information.
Tree damaged in a storm? Looking for a Tree Care Company? Or just interested in tree, shrub, and lawn care? Visit this page for more information.
Herndon is home to many different species of wildlife. Visit the Fairfax County Wildlife page for a listing of local species and information on wildlife management. One of the largest predatory animals found locally are coyotes. The county coyote webpage provides specific FAQs related to this mammal. Virginia also has a Native Plant Society that supports the conservation of wild flowers and wild places throughout the Commonwealth.
Opportunities are available throughout the year for individuals or groups who wish to volunteer. Whether you are interested in helping with a stream clean-up, adopting a stretch of town roadway, or if you are a Scout looking for an Eagle Scout project, please contact the Community Forester.
HERNDON - A TREE CITY USA COMMUNITY
Herndon is dedicated to strengthening its urban forestry programs and has been a certified Tree City USA Community for many years.