The Power of Forestry
The Forestry Division within the Department of Public Works mission is to provide prompt, efficient, and safe delivery of arboricultural services to City of Pittsburgh residents. The Forestry Division is also responsible for the maintenance and health of Pittsburgh’s Urban Canopy including: 33,000+ street and privately owned trees, trails, riverfronts, greenways, public facilities and right of ways. Over the next 20 years, Pittsburgh’s urban forest will be a vital & well-managed asset that is locally valued and nationally recognized for its positive social, environmental, economic and public health impacts on the Community and greater region.
Education and Information Forestry Resource Links
We also offer support to residents and community members who would like to help us grow and maintain our urban canopy.
The following information is provided to help you understand more about trees, understand how the City of Pittsburgh maintains a healthy urban forest through providing expert maintenance for the trees owned by the City or found in the right-of-way. We welcome you to learn more about trees with the following links and resources to engage in the City processes surrounding the care and planting of trees.
The Forestry Division takes care of many seasonal projects such as the annual Holiday Tree Light up Celebration.
- City Code re: Trees - includes Appeal language (Type "trees" in search box)
- Planning for urban and community forestry
- American Society of Consulting Arborists
- Arbor Day Foundation
- DCNR Bureau of Forestry
- Emerald Ash Borer
- International Society of Arboriculture
- Pennsylvania-Delaware Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture
- Pittsburgh Shade Tree Commission
- Tree Care Industry Association
- Burghs Eye View Trees
- Tree Pittsburgh
- Forestry Special Events