Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy is proud to announce the launch of Plant NOVA Trees, a five year, collaborative effort to encourage residents and businesses across Northern Virginia to plant more native trees and preserve the ones we have already. Organizations across the region will be putting on “Celebration of Trees” events to highlight the many benefits of native Virginia trees.
We’ll kick off our celebration of trees with the Fall Native Plant Sale on September 11, 2021. Native trees and shrubs will be available for sale from three nurseries along with expert advice on choosing the right trees for the right place in your landscape.
Why are trees, specifically native trees, so important? Native trees:
- Cool our environment and reduce air conditioning costs
- Provide a wind break in the winter
- Capture stormwater and protect our streams and the Chesapeake Bay
- Clean our air and water
- Promote human health
- Provide essential wildlife habitat
Native trees are a key component of our local ecosystem, supporting butterflies, songbirds and all the other wildlife. It is up to all of us to plant and protect them. You can find Celebration of Trees events and information about how to protect and plant native trees on the Plant NOVA Trees website.