Welcome to TreePennsylvania,
the Pennsylvania Urban and Community Forestry Council.
TreePennsylvania is a state-wide, non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing forests throughout Pennsylvania’s urban landscape.
Urgent Call to Action!
Save our Urban & Community Forestry programs!
The current Federal Administration has indicated a severe reduction in funding for Urban & Community Forestry budgets nationwide for the upcoming fiscal year. TreePennsylvania’s current Federal funding provides resources not only for vital programs, but the most basic of services – from adhering to requirements to maintain our 501(c)3 status, to answering phones, and picking up the mail!
In addition, our partners at the Penn State Extension Urban Forestry program depend on Federal funding to maintain essential staff.
Without this funding, our ability to provide educational workshops, one-on-one consultations with municipalities, inventory research, and grant administration will no longer exist.
Throughout January, we plan to highlight the importance of urban and community forestry throughout the Commonwealth and encourage everyone to contact their local elected officials to share the importance of TreePennsylvania in your communities. Please use this link to find your Congressional District member’s contact information.
2018 TreeVitalize Grantees announced
Congratulations to the 2018 TreeVitalize grantees! We were thrilled with the interest in the Tree Planting, Urban Riparian Buffer, and Community Forestry Management grant programs. Please visit our Grant page for more information.
Partner Highlight – The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
PHS, founded in 1827, is a nonprofit organization located in Philadelphia, PA that offers programs, activities, workshops, and publications for gardeners of all levels and interested. TreePennsylvania has a long standing partnership with PHS through tree planting grants for the City of Philadelphia and surrounding counties. In addition, Glen Abrams, the Senior Director of Planning and Sustainable Communities, is an active member of the Council.