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Shade Tree Commission Mission Statement  
Mission Statement

As stated in Pittsburgh Code Title Four, Article XIII, Chapter 487.
It is the declared policy of the City of Pittsburgh and the purposes of the Pittsburgh Shade Tree Commission to preserve and maintain as many trees within the city as possible by:

  • Reducing tree loss during development;
  • Reducing damage to standing trees during construction;
  • Providing for replacement of trees lost during construction;
  • Providing for planting trees where none occurred previously;
  • Providing for the maintenance of preserved trees after construction is completed;
  • Maintaining the health of trees in our parks, right of ways and urban areas;
  • Increasing public education and support for urban forestry;
  • Generating funds to support urban forestry.



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Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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