Loudoun County's Trees and Forests

2023 Arbor Day Photo Contest

The theme of this year’s contest is “Trees of Character.” Entries are being accepted through April 12, 2023, in advance of this year’s virtual Loudoun County Arbor Day Celebration. 

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. 
  • Submit photos through this online form.

Awards will be distributed to the top three photos. Only the winners and those receiving honorable mention will be notified. Photos will not be returned and will become the property of the Loudoun County Arbor Day Committee. 

Questions? Call Mike Ronayne at 571-252-0678 or via email.

2022 Arbor Day Celebration

The theme of the 2022 Arbor Day celebration and photo and poster contest was "Trees That I'm Thankful For." 

Watch the video below to see the contest winners and learn more about trees in Loudoun. 

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.



  • Mike Ronayne
    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 Mike Ronayne