Community Trees


Service Foresters

Service foresters work for the Bureau of Forestry and provide communities with advice and guidance on planting, maintaining, and the long term management of community trees. Find the service forester in your area.



Become a part of this exciting partnership restoring tree cover in Pennsylvania's metropolitan areas. Download the TreeVitalize accomplishments report.



PA Urban and Community Forestry Extension

Penn State University, in partnership with DCNR, employs a number of urban foresters available to assist communities with shade tree management. They provide advice and guidance on planting, maintaining, and long term management of community trees. Find the Extension Urban Forester in your area.


Tree City USA

Gain recognition for your community as a place that values its shade trees. Meet four basic criteria necessary for an effective shade tree management program, and join 3,400 other communities across the country recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation.


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Discover this great resource guide on Pennsylvania's trees and how to care for them.


Pennsylvania Community Forest Council

Learn about this organization which strives to assist communities in developing sustainable urban forestry programs.


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Common Trees

Discover our most popular on-line publication and use it to learn and explore the trees and forests where you live.


Sustainable Lands

Sustainable Lands are those that help municipalities and land managers save money, improve quality of life and conserve natural resources.  Learn how to create sustainable lands here.