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.
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.