Urban Forestry Management
The Urban Forestry Section of the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities is responsible for the management of the urban forest on public lands within the City of Alexandria, as well as working with other landowners to plant trees and increase tree canopy cover on private property. There are approximately 20,000 street trees in Alexandria, as well as many thousands more in parks and on the grounds of public facilities (libraries, museums, administrative buildings, and schools). Urban Forest management activities include tree pruning, removal of diseased or dead trees, and planting new or replacement trees.
The Living Landscape Fund offers an opportunity to beautify Alexandria while honoring a special occasion or loved one. Donations are used for landscape improvements or park amenities throughout the City. The fund assists the City in realizing its goal of beautification and enhancing our open spaces. Your tax-deductible donation can go towards the following categories:
Submit a monetary donation to support landscape improvements and replacement of park amenities. Donate a gift as an individual or organization and support your City!
Tree Canopy Donation
You can financially support tree planting in our parks and neighborhoods. Your donation will expand and support a healthy urban tree canopy and help Alexandria reach a target goal of 40% tree canopy by 2035.
- Can I plant a tree in memory of someone?
You can make a donation on someone’s behalf to support tree planting on public land throughout Alexandria. Donation acknowledgements can be sent to the honoree or family upon request.
- Can I specify where a tree can be planted?
Your donation supports general tree planting throughout the City and are not tied to a specific site.
For questions, contact our PARKnership Manager Lucresha Murphy-Tate at Lucresha.Murphy@alexandriava.gov. To learn more about other partnerships or donation opportunities within the city, visit PARKnerships with RPCA.