Virginia Tech (VT) University Arborist and Urban Forestry Manager (and UCFS Board Member) Jamie King and the steadfast achievements of the four-person Urban Forestry team are featured in the 11/06/23 VT News piece, Urban Forestry Program advances Virginia Tech’s Climate Action Commitment.

On Nov. 6, King presented to the VT Board of Visitors on the ways his team helps contribute to the VT Climate Action Commitment’s goal of carbon neutral agricultural, forestry, and land use operations by 2030.

In 2023 alone, more than 500 trees were planted on the Blacksburg campus—with plans for more during the upcoming planting season. Several of these plantings involved students and the larger community—events that contributed to the Urban Forestry program receiving several awards, including a 2022 UCF grant to support the development of an urban forest management plan. Congrats to Jamie and team! Read the full story here.

Photo credit: Meghan Marsh

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