Shade Tree Information
About our Shade Trees
Edgeworth’s shade tree inventory includes 670 publicly managed trees. In addition to aesthetic value, shade trees play an import role in the overall health and well-being of our residents. Healthy shade trees help to regulate stormwater drainage, improve air and water quality, increase privacy and property value, and provide additional wildlife habitats.
The Edgeworth Borough Council and Borough staff care deeply about the health and economic benefits that shade trees provide our community. With this in mind, there are a few tips to keep in mind:
- We ask that you do not trim street trees on your own. Improper maintenance of street trees may result in onset of disease or premature decay. Our arborist makes periodic visits to the neighborhood for upkeep of both street and park trees.
- If you have a street tree that looks dead, unsafe, or has branches suspended less than 8 feet above the sidewalk, please report the issue to the Edgeworth Borough staff by calling (412) 741-2866 or by clicking HERE to report via our online reporting system.
- It is unlawful to remove a street tree without prior approval from Edgeworth Borough. Please dial (412) 741-2866 for any questions or concerns involving the removal of street trees. Click HERE to access the Tree Removal Application.
- If a street tree has dislocated or caused damage to an overhead utility wire we ask that you first dial 911, followed by the utility company (lower hanging wires are usually cable and phone; the highest hanging wires are power), then Edgeworth Borough staff at (412) 741-2866.
- If you would like a street tree planted in the right of way outside of your home, please click HERE to access the Tree Planting Application.
Street Tree Forms
Edgeworth Borough Interactive Street Tree Database
In an effort to equip residents with more information about the place they call home, we have developed a database of the nearly 700 trees that help enrich the character of our community. This database is useful for the Borough to plan for future expenses involving planting and removal in addition to greater insight of borough assets. The database is useful for residents who desire to know more about the genus, species, or size of the trees on their street or found along their morning walk. We have also identified and geolocated the trees found in Way Park to highlight the unique variety of species that make-up our beautiful park. The database is not 100% complete at this time, rather it is a working model that will be continually updated. We hope you enjoy this new feature!