SHADE TREE COMMISSION

Shade Tree Plans, Reports, & Resources

All things trees!
*NEW* Shade Tree Commission Equitable Street Tree Investment Plan (2021) https://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/redtail/images/13230_final_Equitable_Street_Tree_Investment_Strategy_-_2_24_21_-_apc.pdf
City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works Forestry Division details processes and plan, including  Approved and Prohibited Species lists https://pittsburghpa.gov/dpw/removal-planting
Pittsburgh City Code - Trees https://library.municode.com/pa/pittsburgh/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_TITFOURPUPLPR_ARTXIIITR
Pittsburgh City Code - Zoning, Landscaping, and Screening Standards  https://library.municode.com/pa/pittsburgh/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PIZOCO_TITNINEZOCO_ARTVIDEST_CH918LASCST
City Planning FAQ https://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/faq
2017 Mayor’s Tree Protection Taskforce Executive Order https://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Executive_Order_Shade_Tree.pdf
Street tree management plan (2018)  

 

https://waterlandlife.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Pittsburgh-Management-Plan.pdf
Pittsburgh street tree inventory (2014) https://waterlandlife.org/trees/treevitalize-pittsburgh/pittsburgh-street-tree-inventory/
Pittsburgh street tree interactive map managed by City Innovation & Performance  

 

https://pittsburghpa.shinyapps.io/TreesNAt/
2010 Allegheny County Urban Tree Canopy report https://www.fs.fed.us/nrs/utc/reports/UTC_Report_AlleghenyCounty.pdf
2012 Urban Forest Master Plan 20 year roadmap to protect and restore Pittsburgh’s urban forest  https://www.treepittsburgh.org/resource/pittsburgh-urban-forest-master-plan/
Tree benefits calculator (by address) identifies and quantifies the benefits a tree can provide to individual addresses  https://design.itreetools.org/
Pittsburgh I-tree ecosystem analysis (2015)  

 

https://waterlandlife.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/i-Tree-Eco-Pittsburgh.pdf
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s TreeVitalize resources https://waterlandlife.org/trees/treevitalize-pittsburgh/treevitalize-resources/
TreeVitalize + City Forestry Street Tree applications The application round for fall 2021 is now open until June 1, 2021 https://waterlandlife.org/trees/treevitalize-pittsburgh/apply-to-treevitalize/
Tree Pittsburgh resources  https://www.treepittsburgh.org/resource
City of Pittsburgh
311 Report quality-of-life issues to the city and access 100’s of knowledge base articles , by phone, web portal, MyBurgh app, or Twitter https://pittsburghpa.gov/311 
Climate Action Plan 3.0     https://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/climate-action-plan  
City Planning’s Pittsburgh Map Search by layers like City Council Districts, DPW divisions, Wards, or Ballfields https://gis.pittsburghpa.gov
City of Pittsburgh Operating Budgets https://pittsburghpa.gov/omb/budgets-reports
City of Pittsburgh Capital Budgets https://pittsburghpa.gov/omb/capital-budgets
Beacon the Office of Management & Budget’s eProcurement system https://pittsburghpa.gov/beacon/
Open Book City Controller’s searchable database of City contracts from 1990-current  https://www.openbookpittsburgh.com   
Department of Mobility & Infrastructure Policies and Standards including Right-of-Way manual  https://pittsburghpa.gov/domi/policies-standards 
City Department Director list https://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/city-staff   
City job postings and descriptions  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pittsburgh/classspecs  
More resources
Western PA Regional Data Center   Open Data portal with 328 data sets, operated by the University of Pittsburgh’s University Center for Social and Urban Research   https://www.wprdc.org   
Allegheny County Real Estate Portal  Searchable database by address or parcel to determine owner/ mailing address/ tax status. (pro tip: Hit ‘Print’ for a property to generate aerial map that incl. surrounding parcels ) https://www2.alleghenycounty.us/RealEstate/Search.aspx   

 

If you know of a great resource that we are missing here please write to us at
ShadeTreeCommission@PittsburghPA.gov to let us know!