City trees

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 streets and in the public rights-of-way.

Approved Tree Planting List

The Approved Tree Planing List 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.


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

  • Tree Removal
  • Tree Trimming
  • Tree Planting

Tree Canopy and Water Quality

Trees work in a number of ways to improve water quality and reduce the amount of pollutants and sediment that end up in our streams and lakes after storm events.

Click here for more information about this impact, what the City is doing and what you can do to help.

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. Click here for more information.

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.



Donate to the Adopt-A-Tree Program

If you wish to donate online via credit card, click the “donate” button and you will be sent from the City of Winchester’s website to PayPal to process your transaction. Or you can complete the order form and mail it to the City Arborist, 15 N. Cameron Street, Winchester, VA  22601.

Please designate the donation for the tree program in the “Purpose” box.

Donate via Paypal


Jennifer JenkinsJennifer Jenkins
City Arborist
301 East Cork Street
Winchester , VA 22601
(540) 662-2857 
Fax (540) 662-4627