Shade Tree Plans, Reports, & Resources

All things trees!
DPW Forestry and Shade Tree Commission Introduce Citywide Significant Tree Registry   
*NEW* Shade Tree Commission Equitable Street Tree Investment Plan (2021)
City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works Forestry Division details processes and plan, including  Approved and Prohibited Species lists
Pittsburgh City Code - Trees
Pittsburgh City Code - Zoning, Landscaping, and Screening Standards
City Planning FAQ
2017 Mayor’s Tree Protection Taskforce Executive Order
Street tree management plan (2018)
Operations Review City of Pittsburgh Forestry Division - Davey Resource Group (2015)
Pittsburgh street tree inventory (2014)
Pittsburgh street tree interactive map managed by City Innovation & Performance
2010 Allegheny County Urban Tree Canopy report
2012 Urban Forest Master Plan 20 year roadmap to protect and restore Pittsburgh’s urban forest
Tree benefits calculator (by address) identifies and quantifies the benefits a tree can provide to individual addresses
Pittsburgh I-tree ecosystem analysis (2015)
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s TreeVitalize resources
TreeVitalize + City Forestry Street Tree applications The application round for fall 2021 is now open until June 1, 2021
Tree Pittsburgh resources
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 
Climate Action Plan 3.0  
City Planning’s Pittsburgh Map Search by layers like City Council Districts, DPW divisions, Wards, or Ballfields
City of Pittsburgh Operating Budgets
City of Pittsburgh Capital Budgets
Beacon the Office of Management & Budget’s eProcurement system
Open Book City Controller’s searchable database of City contracts from 1990-current   
Department of Mobility & Infrastructure Policies and Standards including Right-of-Way manual 
City Department Director list   
City job postings and descriptions  
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   
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 )   


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