The Borough owns approximately 9,500 trees planted along our streets. Each year many are trimmed for beauty and safety, or removed if they have died or been severely damaged. The Shade Tree Commission decides what to do with the trees, and the type and location for planting new trees. Only Shade Tree Dept. personnel are to remove or trim Borough owned trees. Proposals for planting new trees must be approved in writing by the Shade Tree Commission. For further information, call 429-0183.
Request a Tree to be Trimmed - UPDATE: to request a Borough tree at your curb be trimmed please use the bottom left pull out tab on the home page entitled "Report a Concern"
Report a Dead Tree - UPDATE: to report a Borough tree at your curb is dead please use the bottom left pull out tab on the home page entitled "Report a Concern"
For information on the Shade Tree Commission click here.
The Shade Commission has created a new program for homeowners called "Shade Tree Approved Resident Tree," or S.T.A.R.T.
S.T.A.R.T. is explicitly designed for Borough residents who do not have a park strip or sidewalk. OR homes without a quality park strip, like a narrow width or uneven grade. For information on the S.T.A.R.T. program, Click Here