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Corporations Saving Trees

Northern Virginia businesses: your community needs your help!

Invasive vines are killing mature trees that took 60-100 years to grow. Once they fall, the non-native plants smother the tree seedlings and prevent forest regeneration.

Our woods should look like this

Don't let our parks turn into this!

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Can you help fund the restoration work in our parks?

Northern Virginia's urban forests

Are essential to the ecosystem

  • Protect our watershed

  • Reduce air and noise pollution

  • Reduce the heat island effect

  • Provide habitat for the birds and other wildlife

  • Prevent flooding

Are essential to your employees and clients!

  • Enhance physical and mental health

  • Provide shade and cooling

  • Reduce air conditioning costs

  • Bring the joy of connecting to nature

  • Increase property values

How does it work


- Plant NOVA Trees volunteers help you identify a specific location for remediation that aligns with your team.

- Plant NOVA Trees works with the appropriate park authority to develop a work plan based on available funding.

- The Park authority hires the professional contractor and oversees the work.

- 100% of your donation goes to pay for the invasives removal (unless you choose to donate a little to the campaign as well.)

Expected costs


This varies by area and type of invasive. An average effort to reclaim a significant park space would cost $30,000 - $50,000, half in the first year and the remaining split over the next two years. Larger donations can take care of entire parks. Smaller donations can be rolled together with those of other donors to work in the highest priority areas.

Benefits to you


By funding the restoration of a local park, a company can demonstrate its social responsibility and commitment to sustainability. It can also improve its reputation and brand image, as well as foster goodwill and loyalty among its customers, employees, and stakeholders. Moreover, a company can benefit from the positive publicity and exposure that a park restoration project can generate.

If we act now, expert intervention for 3-5 years can greatly reduce the harm caused by invasives.  After that, the parks can manage the invasives within their own resources and volunteers.  Our park funding is currently insufficient to tackle this intensive remediation, and budget cycles are slow to respond.  Every year we delay adds to the total cost of restoration.  




Which parks need help?

Some of the park systems have made "wish lists" of parks in need. Many others also need help.

Can we have employee participation in the effort?

The bulk of the work needs to be done by professionals, but many parks have on-going invasive removal events where your employees can participate.


How do we manage invasive plants on our corporate property?

Proper plant identification and specific control techniques for each species is the key to success! Plant NOVA Trees  volunteers can assist your landscape crews with an assessment of your property.


Are invasive vines the only non-native threat to our natural areas?

The invasive vines are the most obvious tree-killer but not the only ones. Invasive trees such as Callery Pear, Tree-of-Heaven and Autumn Olive displace the native saplings and have taken over huge swathes of land. Invasive shrubs such as Mutlflora Rose and Bush Honeysuckle also crowd out the natives saplings and make our woodlands impassable. At the ground level, Lesser Celandine and numerous other invasives smother the wildflowers

Porcelain Berry smothering trees in Lewinsville Park

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