Do you live in one of the Nine Mile Run Watershed municipalities? Are you interested in advocating for your community’s urban forest at a policy level? Then consider joining your Shade Tree Committee! More information on each municipality is below.
If you have questions about any of the committees, please contact our Urban Forestry Coordinator, Jan Raether, at 412.371.8779 ext 116 or .
Edgewood Shade Tree Committee
In 2017, Edgewood established a shade tree committee which meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm in the Edgewood Council Chambers.
Pittsburgh Shade Tree Commission
The City of Pittsburgh Shade Tree Commission is very active, and works closely with Tree Pittsburgh, TreeVitalize Pittsburgh, and the City of Pittsburgh Urban Forester.
The members of the commission are appointed by the mayor. More information, including how you can help, can be found here.
Swissvale Shade Tree Committee
After an inactive period, Swissvale Shade Tree Advisory Committee has been active since June of 2015 and currently meets monthly on the second Wednesday of each month at 6pm at the Wilkins Community Center.
Wilkinsburg Shade Tree Committee
The Wilkinsburg Shade Tree Committee is active in the Borough and currently seeking new members! If you’re interested, please fill out the Borough’s Talent Bank Application and return it to the Wilkinsburg Borough Building at 605 Ross Avenue.
Feel free to attend a Shade Tree Committee meeting if you are considering joining – it’s a great opportunity to connect with fellow Wilkinsburg residents who are dedicated to trees!