Green Streets Project

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Enhancing Neighborhoods with Tree Canopy

We're excited to announce the Green Streets Project aimed at restoring the tree canopy of our community and promoting a healthier environment for all. The project will help replace the lost tree canopy that was identified in the Town’s 2022 Tree Canopy Assessment using strategic planting locations determined by a 2023 assessment.  


About Our Tree Selection for the Green Streets Project 

Tree species were carefully selected based on their suitability for climate resiliency in Northern Virginia, the aesthetics of the location and surrounding homes, and their compatibility with placement near streets and sidewalks.  Native tree species are prioritized for many of the locations, while other locations require the strategic use of non-native plants.  Non-native species selected for this project had to meet strict selection criteria and be deemed non-invasive, salt and drought-tolerant, and still viable sources of food or shelter to native insects that support the local bird populations.  All selected trees complement the existing landscape and frontage in the neighborhood and surrounding streets.  The selected trees are also suitable for planting around utilities (above and in-ground), parking areas, sidewalks, and street signs.   

To view detailed information about each tree species, including their characteristics, growth habits, and recommended planting locations, please click here

What to Expect  

The upcoming tree planting project will take place within the Town's right of ways, minimizing disruption to residents.  Tree planting is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2024. Residents will be notified by letter if a tree is scheduled to be planted in the right of way next to their property.  

Funding and Support 

We are grateful to the Maud Robinson Trust for its generous support in launching this initiative.  

Who will Maintain the Trees?  

The new trees are owned and maintained by the Town. The Town is responsible for pruning, watering, and overall care for the trees. If you want to provide supplemental water for the tree, that is okay and appreciated by the tree!   

For questions pertaining to trees or this project, please email the Town Arborist. To request maintenance of a specific Town tree, please submit a request via the SeeClickFix portal