Standing Tall: Fostering Tree Health and Community Well-Being

Thursday July 7, 2016
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
(8:30 AM registration)
Borough of Sewickley Council Chambers
601 Thorn Street, Sewickley, PA 15143(map)
Cost: $20 (Scholarships Available)

Join a panel of local government officials and “tree experts” for this informative program featuring an overview on the benefits of a municipal forestry program and advice on the best way to develop, nurture and sustain the street trees and tree canopy of your community. In addition to offering introductory instruction, participants will receive guidance on resources and expertise to engage when developing their own program and participate on a walking tour to see Sewickely’s efforts in action.

Topics will include:

  • Tree species selection & climate change preparation
  • Dealing with Invasives and Pests
  • Pruning, care of mature trees, and tree removal
  • Salt application
  • TreeVitalize program
  • Allegheny Watershed Alliance and Allegheny Conservation District resources

Participants will receive resource materials for use back in their home communities including information about funding programs and technical support.  Elected officials, municipal managers/secretaries, public works directors and employees, volunteers and citizens will all benefit from this program.

Walking tour is rain or shine!  Please be prepared with an umbrella or other rain gear.

Speakers include:
Kevin Flannery, Borough Manager, Sewickley Borough
Rebecca Zeyzus, Allegheny Watershed Alliance
Brian Wolyniak, Urban Forester, Penn State Extension
Joe Stavish, Tree Pittsburgh, Community Education Coordinator
Burlton Griffith, Arborist, Bartlett Tree Experts
Charlie Kirkpatrick, Allegheny County Conservation District

Walking Tour of Sewickley will be led by Jim Edson of Bartlett Tree Experts.

Click here to access LGA’s Course Catalog. Add “Standing Tall: Fostering Street Tree Health and Community Well-Being” to your shopping cart.

Scholarships and discounts are available to communities on this list . If your community is eligible, contact Justin Philman at or 412-586-5659 for the coupon code to use during checkout.

Offered in partnership with Allegheny County Conservation District, American Public Works Association – Western PA Chapter, Governors Center for Local Government Services/DCED as part of the Sustainable Development Academy, a joint program of Local Government Academy and Sustainable Pittsburgh.