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The City of Winchester is proud to be a Tree City USA for over three decades.  The Trees division is responsible for the health and safety of all trees on City streets and in the public rights-of-way.

Approved Tree Planting List

The Approved Tree Planting List(PDF, 854KB)  includes a variety of widely-acceptable trees suited for the growing conditions found in most urban areas: along streets, residential properties, parks, golf courses and other developed areas. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list and the suggested varieties listed are focused on those that are readily available and known to perform well in our area. There are many trees, particularly native species, not included in the list which may be suitable for undeveloped sites or naturalized areas.

Approved Tree Planting List(PDF, 854KB)

Right-Tree-Right-Place Program

The City of Winchester's Tree Division has teamed up with Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) and Reading Landscapes, Inc. to create the Right-Tree-Right-Place Street Tree Canopy Program. This program is aimed at creating a safe, healthy, and attractive tree canopy through replacement of over-mature, declining trees in the public right of way that are in conflict with overhead electric lines. 

Right Tree, Right Place(PDF, 1MB)


Adopt-A-Tree Program

The Adopt-A-Tree Program allows residents or businesses to adopt a city-owned tree. This program was developed to help keep our urban forest thriving and to enhance the beauty of our city by encouraging the Winchester community to take a more active interest in our community's trees.

Adopt A Tree Brochure

Adopt-A-Tree Form



For removal, trimming, or planting of trees on city streets or in the public rights-of-way, residents and businesses can make a request to the City Arborist at