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Tuesday - April 07, 2015
Board of Supervisors'
Tuesday - April 14, 2015
Shade Tree Commission
Tuesday - April 14, 2015
Planning Commission
Thursday - April 16, 2015
Zoning Hearing Board
Tuesday - April 21, 2015
Board of Supervisors'

Shade Tree Commission

The Shade Tree Commission’s responsibilities include planting, removing, maintaining, and protecting trees located on Township public properties. The Commission conducts programs that increase awareness of the value of trees and provide information for their proper care and maintenance. The Shade Tree Commission also maintains a registry of Township trees of magnificent size, significant age and unusual species.

Whitpain Township has been designated as a Tree City USA community by the National Arbor Day Foundation since 1994. This is a national recognition for communities that effectively manage their public tree resources. Since 1999, the Township has annually received the Foundation's Growth Award, which is the next level of recognition that Tree City USA communities can achieve. Only eighteen Pennsylvania communities achieved this award in the past year. In 2009, after earning the Growth Award for ten consecutive years, Whitpain was recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Sterling Community, its highest level of recognition. Only six other Pennsylvania communities have ever earned this distinction.

Click here to view Assessing and Addressing Whitpain Township, Pennsylvania's Urban Tree Canopy

The Commission meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Township Building.

Agenda for upcoming Shade Tree Commission meeting.

Shade Tree Commission meeting minutes:

Five Year Plan for the Years 2011 through 2015

Quick Tree Links:

Request a hard copy of the 2009 Whitpain Township Heritage Tree Registry by emailing: Jennifer Gallagher.