One Municipal Drive
Natrona Heights, PA 15065
Harrison Township Allegheny County, PA

Harrison Township Tree Committee

Guidelines for Harrison Township Tree Committee

Role: Provide community education and advocacy regarding the positive value of planting and maintaining trees in Harrison Township.  Make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners regarding actions to promote the planting and maintenance of trees in the Township, and applications for public and private funding of tree planting and maintenance.

Appointments: Up to seven residents appointed for one-year terms, through December of each year, consisting of one from the Board of Commissioners, one from the Planning Commission, and five at-large community residents.

Participation Expectations: attendance at scheduled Tree Committee meetings.  (All community residents are welcome to participate in publicly scheduled Committee meetings regardless of Committee membership.)

Meeting Minutes

January 31, 2018 – Tree Committee Meeting Minutes

Harrison Township Earth Day April 22, 2017 Cleanup – Video by Mark Loya and Josh Nulph


Community volunteers and TreeVitalize staff plant trees, Oct. 26, 2016.


Valley News Dispatch article about TreeVitalize partnership and 10/26 tree planting.


Second TreeVitalize planting at Highlands High School, Nov. 9, 2016.


Certified “Tree Tenders” from TreeVitalize and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy:

  • Tom Cajka
  • Ken Crisafio
  • Chuck Dizard
  • Sharon Ellis
  • Bill Godfrey
  • Jennifer Luzik
  • Sue Vertosick

Current Ordinance

Final Public Tree Ordinance

Recommended Care and Maintenance of Street Trees

Recommended Street Trees Conifers

Trim Trees and Repair Sidewalks Ordinances