Shade Tree Committee 


Committee Members

Heather Lyle, Gib Miller, Kurt Summersgill, Terry Ward
Alternate: Melissa Jenereski


Trees in public spaces are a resource which provides great benefit to people, wildlife, and the ecosystem. The mission of the Shade Tree Committee is to ensure that trees within the Borough of Swissvale are planted, maintained, and fostered with due regard for public safety, economy, education, and enjoyment.

Pruning Workshop

When:  April 13
Time:  Starts at 9:00 a.m.

Interested in learning how to prune trees? Join the Swissvale Shade Tree Advisory Committee on April 13, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. for a pruning workshop to be conducted by Jan Raether from Nine Mile Run Watershed Association.  Trees on Schoyer, Aurelius, Michigan, and Harrison Streets, planted by the Shade Tree Committee over the last few years, will be used for this workshop.   Interested residents should bring pruning shears, handsaws, and/or clippers if they have them.  Look for the SSTAC tent by the intersections of Aurelius, Oak Grove, and Harrison Streets.


The Committee typically meets at 7:00pm on the second Tuesday of the month at the Wilkins School Community Center. Meeting dates are subject to change, so be sure to check this page for schedule updates.

Resources for Residents

Meeting Minutes 2019

Meetings Minutes 2018

Meetings Minutes 2017

Meetings Minutes 2016


Borough of Swissvale Shade Tree Committee Ordinance

Tree Request Form

Request a Tree


Take our Survey

Report a Tree Problem

Contact Swissvale