The Library

Many of the following resources have been published by TreePennsylvania partners


All Archived Urban & Community Forestry Webinars (This link will re-direct you to our partner Penn State Extension’s page. The webinars are sorted alphabetically.)

Printed Publications by Topic Area

Urban & Community Forestry
Community Forests – description of community forests
TreeVitalize Guide for Tree Selection, Planting, and Care – resource for municipalities, shade tree commissions, and volunteers

Tree Identification
Common Trees of Pennsylvania – booklet

Tree Ordinances 
Community Tree Ordinance – fact sheet
Guidelines for Developing and Evaluating Tree Ordinances – an extensive printed publication on developing, revising and evaluating local tree ordinances
The Urban Tree Ordinance Development Workbook – resource for those developing a tree ordinance for the first time

Municipalities & Shade Tree Commissions/ Environmental Advisory Councils
Municipal Tree Commissions
Managing Natural Resources, A Guide for Municipal Commissions
Community Tree Plans: A Guide for Tree Commissions and Environmental Advisory Councils (EAC)
Annual Budgets for Community Tree Programs – includes an example budget worksheet
Annual Work Plans for Tree Commissions – includes an example task schedule

Planting Community Trees
Planting Trees in your Community Forest – an introductory, interactive, booklet on trees
Planting and After Care of Community Trees – an in-depth publication on important things to know/consider before planting
Understanding Tree Planting in Construction-Damaged Soils

Opportunities for Volunteers– brief publication on engaging volunteers in tree planting and caring efforts.

Archived Newsletters

TreePennsylvania Newsletters
The following newsletters were part of our “Save PA’s Urban Forests” initiative :
2018 / January 8
2018 / January 15
2018 / January 22
2018 / January 30
2018 / February 5
2018 / February 12

The following newsletters are designed to share pertinent information with our partners and others interested in PA’s urban forests!
2018 / March

TreeVitalize Quarterly Newsletters
Spring 2018
Winter 2017
Fall 2017
Summer 2017
Spring 2017
Winter 2016
Fall 2016
New Year 2016
Spring 2009