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Allegheny County Tree Ordinance Workshop

Friday, March 22, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm


Between 2010 and 2015, Alleghe­ny Coun­ty lost more than 11,000 acres of tree canopy. Devel­op­ment, nat­ur­al caus­es, and res­i­den­tial removals have con­tributed to this loss. Trees pro­vide tremen­dous com­mu­ni­ty ben­e­fits, includ­ing nat­ur­al stormwa­ter man­age­ment, reduc­ing green­house gas­es and oth­er air pol­lu­tants; sta­bi­liz­ing hill­sides and pre­vent­ing ero­sion; increased prop­er­ty val­ues; and increas­ing the qual­i­ty of life for res­i­dents. Tree ordi­nances can be effec­tive tools for help­ing to pro­tect and pre­serve tree canopy to main­tain exist­ing benefits.

Work­shop will include what ele­ments are need­ed to make a suc­cess­ful tree ordi­nance. Ordi­nance dis­cus­sions of preser­va­tion, plant­i­ng and zon­ing ordi­nances regard­ing trees. Tem­plate ordi­nances for Penn­syl­va­nia com­mu­ni­ties will be provided.

Work­shop is geared towards munic­i­pal offi­cials and vol­un­teers, includ­ing shade tree com­mis­sion and envi­ron­men­tal advi­so­ry com­mis­sion mem­bers, DPW.

This is a free event and reg­is­tra­tion is required.

Cof­fee, Bagels and Lunch provided

Speak­ers include:

Bri­an Woly­ni­ak, Penn State Exten­sion Urban Forester and

Matt Erb, Tree Pitts­burgh’s Direc­tor of Urban Forestry.




Friday, March 22, 2019
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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