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Shade Tree Commission

The care and maintenance of all shade trees between the curb and the sidewalk is the responsibility of the homeowner.

The City of Allentown’s Shade Tree Commission maintains jurisdiction of all shade trees or trees planted in the public right of way. Meetings are open to the public and are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 8:30am at the Bridgeworks Building, Public Works Department, 3rd Floor, 641 S. 10th Street, Allentown.

If you are planning to attend a meeting, kindly call the office at 610-437-7589 in advance with your concern so we can be prepared to assist you at the meeting. For more information, please see the Shade Tree Ordinance

Additional Information


The Shade Tree Commission holds their regular meetings on the first Tuesday of every month at 9:00 a.m.

During this COVID-19 pandemic, meetings are being held virtually. If you are interested in attending a meeting, please contact Lisa Cocca for specifics. OR 610.437.7576 ext 2260

The meeting dates for 2020 are as follows:
  • January 7
  • February 4
  • March 3
  • April 7
  • May 5
  • June 2
  • July 7
  • August 4
  • September 1
  • October 6
  • November 10 (due to Election Day)
  • December 1
Commission Members
Christian Brown

Kyle Sergent
Construction Operations Mgr.

Rick Howells

Member Requirements:
  • 5 members
  • 2 alternates
Term Limits:
  • 4 year terms