An Urban For­est Mas­ter Plan (UFMP) is a road map, pro­vid­ing detailed infor­ma­tion, rec­om­men­da­tions, and resources need­ed to effec­tive­ly and proac­tive­ly man­age and grow a city’s tree canopy. More impor­tant­ly it pro­vides a shared vision for the future of the urban for­est to inspire and engage stake­hold­ers in the care and pro­tec­tion of trees.

Com­plet­ed in 2012, the UFMP is Pittsburgh’s first mas­ter plan focused on the urban for­est.

Many peo­ple were involved in the cre­ation of the Urban For­est Mas­ter Plan. Tree Pitts­burgh is grate­ful for the time and ded­i­ca­tion of all involved, espe­cial­ly the indi­vid­u­als on the Steer­ing Com­mit­tee.

  • Danielle Crumrine

    Exec­u­tive Direc­tor
    Tree Pitts­burgh

  • Matthew Erb

    Direc­tor of Urban Forestry
    Tree Pitts­burgh

  • Lisa Ceoffe

    Urban Forester
    City of Pitts­burgh
    Mem­ber, Pitts­burgh Shade Tree Com­mis­sion

  • Jeffrey Bergman

    Tree­Vi­tal­ize Pitts­burgh

  • Phil Gruszka

    Direc­tor of Parks Man­age­ment and Main­te­nance
    Pitts­burgh Parks Con­ser­van­cy

  • Andrew Dash

    Senior Plan­ner
    City of Pitts­burgh Plan­ning Depart­ment

  • Jenny Arkett

    Veg­e­ta­tion Man­age­ment
    Duquesne Light
    Mem­ber, Pitts­burgh Shade Tree Com­mis­sion

  • Dr. Bill Elmendorf

    Penn State Uni­ver­si­ty School of Forestry Resources

  • Matt Smuts

    Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Coor­di­na­tor
    Urban Rede­vel­op­ment Author­i­ty

  • Judy Wagner

    Senior Direc­tor, Com­mu­ni­ty Gar­dens and Green­space Pro­gram
    West­ern PA Con­ser­van­cy

  • Ellen Roane

    Urban Forestry Pro­gram Coor­di­na­tor
    PA Depart­ment of Con­ser­va­tion and Nat­ur­al Resources

  • Joe Gregory

    Urban Forestry Ser­vices Coor­di­na­tor, Nat­ur­al Resources Con­sult­ing
    Dav­ey Resource Group

  • Megan Cieslak

    Resid­u­als Spe­cial­ist

  • Janie French

    Direc­tor of Green Infra­struc­ture Pro­grams
    PA Envi­ron­men­tal Coun­cil

  • Steve Quick

    Remak­ing Cities Insti­tute
    Carnegie Mel­lon Uni­ver­si­ty

  • Bethany Davidson

    Deputy Direc­tor
    Pitts­burgh Com­mu­ni­ty Rein­vest­ment Group

Below are the com­po­nents of the Urban For­est Mas­ter Plan. If you are most inter­est­ed in one part, you can choose to read and/or down­load it.

If you are inter­est­ed in a full print­ed copy of the plan, with appen­dices that do not appear on our web­site, Con­tact Matt Erb, Direc­tor of Urban Forestry at

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