The North East Shade Tree Commission works toward a greener, healthier, more beautiful community by planting and protecting trees along borough streets. To help accomplish this mission, the Shade Tree Commission has recently applied for another Pennsylvania TreeVitalize grant which would enable the planting of 50 trees within borough limits.

 While a number of sites have already been determined, the Shade Tree Commission is accepting tree request forms from borough residents who may be interested in having a tree planted between the street and sidewalk. Borough residents can select from a variety of approved trees including sugar maple, red maple, honey locust, oak, gingko, Kwanzan cherry and several other species. 

Once the request has been made, it will be reviewed by the Shade Tree Commission and the site will be examined to ensure the proper species is planted for the space and surrounding conditions. 

Upon receipt of the grant, the tree planting will take place this fall. 

Anyone interested in a tree can fill out a request form at the Borough Office. Forms need to be received by July 6. 

For more information, contact the Borough Office at 725-8611.

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