A digital newsletter established by the PA Urban & Community Forestry Council featuring events, tree care tips, and news about urban forestry in Pennsylvania.
Fall 2016

Planting trees is ideal in the Fall because during winter the tree is in dormancy so can put the bulk of its energy into establishing new roots. The Arbor Day Foundation has resources on the top Fall trees in the U.S. 
The DEADLINE for 2017 grant applications is Friday, September 30.
Email Jessica Cavey (c-jcavey@pa.gov) with any questions.
In partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, we are excited to announce our new video contest - first prize wins a GoPro! Hurry, the contest ends October 15th. Visit our website for more information. 

Tree Planting Grants
Is your community interested in planting trees in 2017? Let us help! 
TreeVitalize is awarding $100,000 in 2017 to communities throughout PA for tree planting projects. Visit our website for more info and to download an application. 
Innovative Project Grants
New this year, we want to know what is most needed in your communities related to urban forestry! Our innovative project grants might help. Visit our website or contact Jessica for more information.

Thank You Matt! 
Matt Erb, Director of Urban Forestry with TreePittsburgh, will be completing his term as the PA Urban & Community Forestry Council's president. We appreciate ALL you have done Matt! 

Upcoming Events 
DCNR Bureau of Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service are hosting a public workshop on urban wood utilization on Tuesday, September 20th in Harrisburg, PA.  Learn more and register  here.

There will be a Tree Tenders training in Harrisburg on Friday, October 14th. Email Shea with any questions.

A New Addition
Meet the new TreeVitalize Volunteer Coordinator, Shea. A native of Pennsylvania, Shea moved to Harrisburg in June from Charlottesville, VA for this position.  Reach out to Shea  with  any volunteer questions.

Visit our new website 
TreeVitalize is Pennsylvania's urban forestry program. This program is a partnership between PA Urban & Community Forestry Council, DCNR Bureau of Forestry, Penn State Extension, Pennsylvania Horticulture Society, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Tree Pittsburgh among many other organizations. Such partnerships are essential to TreeVitalize's continued success in restoring the urban tree canopy across the state and educating citizens about trees and their benefits.