The Library

Many of the following resources have been published by TreeVitalize partners and some supported by the PA Urban & Community Forestry Council.


January 2017 – PA Community Tree Map
December 2016 – 2016 PA TreeVitalize and Tree City USA Update

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 what community forests are.

Tree Identification
Common Trees of Pennsylvania – a booklet

Tree Ordinances 
Community Tree Ordinance – a fact sheet
Guidelines for Developing and Evaluating Tree Ordinances – an extensive printed publicaiton 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 – a explanation
Managing Natural Resources, A Guide for Municipal Commissions – a thorough document discussing all steps to managing community forests
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– a brief publication on engaging volunteers in tree planting and caring efforts.

Archived Newsletters

Spring 2009