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As of 2/23/23 - Subject to Change

Tours & Workshops

The 2023 Virginia Forestry Summit offers attendees opportunities to learn through engagement. Our tours and interactive workshops provide experiences that allow participants to learn in a non-seminar setting. 

Learn more about these value added options below. Space for both tours and workshops is limited.

Newport News Waterworks Property

Campus Woods Tour
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Thursday, April 27

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for a tour of the City of Newport News Waterworks Watershed, an 8,000+ acre forested watershed that provides clean drinking water for over 400,000 people on the lower Virginia peninsula.  View recent forest management activities, including clearcut harvests, pine thinnings, and pre-commercial thinnings and learn about the challenges associated with sustainably managing a forest with multiple uses that includes recreation, research, and wetland mitigation.
Tour fee is $85

CFE Credits: 2.5

Williamsburg Remarkable Tree Walk

Hardwood Tour

Thursday, April 27

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Take a historical stroll back 400 years to look at various trees around Colonial Williamsburg and hear how they shaped the life and economy for Virginians, and continue to provide great benefits for us to this day.  From early endeavors into silk production, shipbuilding, barrels for trade and spirits, fruit, medicinal, illumination and energy, metallurgical, wildlife, and more.  Virginia's forests were, and continue to be, part of the lifeblood of our magnificent state.  This stroll will also be peppered with some up-to-date practical tidbits.

Tour fee is $25

CFE Credits: TBD

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Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area


Thursday, April 27

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This is a self-guided tour of Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area. Visit guided sites, historic trades, and gardens, as well as staged performances on the Charlton Stage and in the Hennage Auditorium and expanded Art Museums collections. The tour and is walkable from the Summt hotel. Sign up onsite at the Summit Registration Desk. 

This tour is complimentary for hotel guests.

CW Tour

VFLEP Workshop

Wednesday, April 26

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join Big Tree Hunter Byron Carmean and Colonial Williamsburg Arborist Charles Gardener to learn about the big, remarkable, and historic trees in the Williamsburg area. Byron will demonstrate how to measure big trees using the historic Compton oak. This program will be partially outdoors and will require some walking around town (0.5 – 1 mile). This program is open to natural resource professionals and landowners.

Registration fee: $25  |  Lunch is included.

VTFF Inspector Training

Wednesday, April 26

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Attention all Foresters!  Please consider becoming a Certified Tree Farm Inspector.   The Virginia Tree Farm Foundation will be offering a free training session for all interested in becoming a Certified Inspector for the Tree Farm Program in Virginia.

Registration fee: FREE  |  Light refreshments will be provided. 

VFLEP Landowner
VTFF Training

Project Learning Tree Workshop

Thursday, April 27

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Are you ever asked to work with school or after-school programs, camps, 4-H clubs or Scout groups? Do you need ideas for activities at educational outreach events? If so, Project Learning Tree (PLT) can help!

PLT’s activities are teacher-tested, science-based, hands-on, and most of all, fun! PLT teaches students how to think, not what to think, about topics from forests, wildlife, and water to environmental justice, energy, and climate.

Join us at the Virginia Forestry Summit for a PLT workshop on Thursday, April 27, from 9 AM to 4 PM. You’ll take home PLT’s Explore Your Environment Guide for grades K-8. The workshop cost is $10.

PLT Workshop
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