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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
Brian Wolyniak, Penn State Extension Urban Forester and
Matt Erb, Tree Pittsburgh’s Director of Urban Forestry.