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Shade Tree Commission

What is the Upper Dublin Shade Tree Commission?

The Upper Dublin Shade Tree Commission (STC) was established by Ordinance, #870, passed by the Upper Dublin Board of Commissioners on June 14, 1994.

The Ordinance:

Since its inception, the Shade Tree Commission has:

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Shade Tree Commission Members

Member Term Expires
Steven Stone, Chair June 30, 2015
Chris Dartley, Vice Chair June 30, 2019
Ronald Ayres, Secretary June 30, 2017
Elizabeth Parziale June 30, 2018
Deborah Hoffmann June 30, 2016

Contact the Shade Tree Commission

Shade Tree Commission

Upper Dublin Shade Tree Commission
801 Loch Alsh Avenue
Fort Washington, PA 19034


The STC meets monthly, on the 3rd Thursday, at 3:30 p.m. in the Township Building unless otherwise announced. All meetings are open to the public and we, as STC, encourage you to attend. Visit the Township Event Calendar to check on meeting days, dates, times and locations.

Apply To Serve on the STC

Apply To Serve On a Citizen Board

Visit the Documents & Forms page and download a Citizen Board Application to apply to serve on a Citizen Board.

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The Shade Tree Commission holds an annual “Adopt a Tree” Day in May. Fifty (50) trees comprising five native species are given free to the first fifty Upper Dublin residents who would like to adopt a tree. The residents come to the township building, pick out a tree, and are responsible for transporting and planting the tree at their residence.

Annual Tree Planting Program

The Upper Dublin Shade Tree Commission has planted several hundred trees throughout the Township in its Annual Tree Planting Program. It seeks suggestions from Upper Dublin residents and property owners for locations for future plantings. You may suggest your own property, public or other private property. The Shade Tree Commission is especially interested in locations where a mature tree will shade sidewalks and streets. Please mail your suggestions to the address listed or send via email to either person listed above.

Champion Tree Program

The National Register of Big Trees is a non-profit group that maintains a list of the largest living specimens of each tree variety found in the continental United States. A tree on this list is often called a National Champion Tree. This list has been maintained since 1940. Each state has its own list of Champion Trees.

Upper Dublin Township's Shade Tree Commission (STC) is proposing to collect data on historic township trees and create a Historic Tree Registry. A tree qualifies when it is of magnificent size, significant age, or unusual species. More information on the STC efforts and how you can help will be coming soon.

Download the Specimen Tree Inventory Consent to Publish Form. Details on form.

Tree Care Links

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Ira S. Tackel (Pres.)-Ward 4
Chester H. Derr, III-Ward 3

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John R. Minehart-Ward 1
Stanley J. Ropski-Ward 7
Rebecca A. Gushue-Ward 5

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