Loudoun County's Trees and Forests

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Arbor Day 2021 Photo Contest

The theme of this year’s contest is “Trees That Make Me Feel Happy.” Entries are being accepted through Friday April 9, 2021, in advance of this year’s virtual Loudoun County Arbor Day Celebration, which will be posted here to coincide with Virginia’s Arbor Day April 30. 

Contest Rules

  • Entries must be a photo of a single tree or group of trees that are in Loudoun County,
  • The photos must have been taken by the entrant. There is a limit of two entries per person. 
  • Only digital pictures will be accepted. JPEGs are acceptable. High resolution photos are encouraged. 
  • Email photos to Loudoun County Urban Forester Kyle Dingus

Include photographer’s contact information (name, phone number and email) as well as the approximate location of the tree and tree species, if known, and a brief explanation of why the photographer is thankful for the tree or trees in the photo. 

Awards will be distributed to the top three photos. The winners will be notified the week of April 12. Photos will not be returned and will become the property of the Loudoun County Arbor Day Committee. 

Questions? Call Kyle Dingus, at 571-252-0678 or via email.

Learn how to Identify Trees with Urban Forester Kyle Dingus

Loudoun County's Trees and Forests

Loudoun County has valuable forest resources, providing many benefits. Working forests in rural portions of the county contain valuable stands of hardwood timber sustainable source of valuable wood products. Trees and urban forest resources in more urban portions of the county help to make them attractive places in which to live, work, and visit.

County Arborist / Urban Forester

The Loudoun County Arborist / Urban Forester serves as a resource to the county for forestry or tree-related issues, in order to protect and enhance these resources for the general health, safety, and well-being of the community.

Review of tree conservation plans and forest management plans, field visits, complaint response, technical assistance, community education and outreach, and mapping and monitoring of forest resources are all covered by this program.

This position also monitors major threats to trees and forests such as insect outbreaks, diseases, severe weather, and wildfires.


  • Kyle Dingus
    Loudoun County Urban Forester
  • Natural Resources Team
    Department of Building and Development
    1 Harrison Street SE., 3rd Floor
    P.O. Box 7000
    Leesburg, Virginia 20177-7000
  • Phone: 703-771-5991
  • Email Kyle Dingus