Welcome to TreePennsylvania, registered as the Pennsylvania Urban and Community Forestry Council.  We are a state-wide, non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing the growing forests throughout Pennsylvania’s urban landscape.

2018 TreeVitalize Grant Applications are due in one week (August 15th)!

Please visit our Grants page to download the applications and to review archived webinars. 

Checklist for applicants :

  • Review funding guidelines on Page 1 and 2 of each application
  • Meet with a PA DCNR Service Forester or Penn State Extension Forester to review planting site and species selection (for Tree Planting and Urban Riparian Buffer grant applications only)
  • Discuss any questions OR send a draft application to Jessica Cavey, Development and Grants Coordinator (717.599.8650 or c-jcavey@pa.gov).
  • Submit all application materials (including maps, required signatures, nursery quotes, etc.) no later than 4pm EST on Tuesday, August 15th.


TreeVitalize Program Survey
Our partners at PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources are disseminating an online to survey assess the status of community shade tree programs across the Commonwealth. We are asking those who most directly oversee their municipal shade tree program to please complete the survey. These people would generally by the City Arborist, if there is one, or the chairman of the Shade Tree Commission/Committee, if active. Otherwise, it would be the employee responsible for street trees, such as the Public Works Director, Park Manager, or Street Superintendent.

The purpose of the survey is to gain a better understanding of how shade trees are managed in the state, and to verify information the state is required to report to the USDA Forest Service, which provides funding for the TreeVitalize program.

You can complete the online survey by clicking the image below or download a copy here. If you have any questions please contact Ellen Roane at eroane@pa.gov.

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