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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

Meetings

The Shade Tree Commission holds their regular meetings on the first Tuesday of every month at 8:30 a.m.

Meetings are held at the Public Works Office, on the Third Floor of the Bridgeworks Building, located at 641 South Tenth Street.

Due to the 4th of July holiday, Labor Day holiday, and Election Day, the Shade Tree Commission meeting will be on the second Tuesday.

The meeting dates for 2018 are as follows:
  • July 10
  • August 7
  • September 11
  • October 2
  • November 13
  • December 4
Commission Members
Christian Brown
President

Theodore Berger
Construction Operations Mgr.
610.437.7596

Rick Howells
Arborist
610.437.7596

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