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Loudoun County's Trees and Forests
 Photo of Black Gum Tree
 The first place photo in the 2015 Arbor Day Photo Contest is of a Black Gum Tree in a field west of the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Middleburg.
Photo by Stephen H. Wade

More Arbor Day Photo Contest winners are online here.
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.

More information on the value of these resources, how they can be managed, and potential threats can be found via the links on the left side of this page. 

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. 

John Zuiker
Loudoun County Urban Forester
Natural Resources Team
Department of Building and Development
1 Harrison St. S.E., 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 7000
Leesburg, Virginia 20177-7000
Phone: 703-771-5991

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