Swissvale Shade Tree Advisory Committee (SSTAC)

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Through coordination with Borough Council and the DPW, SSTAC prepared and submitted a TreeVitalize grant application to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy through their TreeVitalize program.  We received notice in early February that 20 new street trees have been approved for a Spring 2022 planting event in our Borough.  Based on a tree request submitted by Universal Academy of Pittsburgh, these new trees will be a welcome addition to the Swissvale urban forest on Hampton Avenue, St Lawrence Avenue and LaCrosse Street. The planting date is from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saturday April 2, 2022. We are looking for volunteers to help with this great spring event, right around the dual environmental celebrations of both Arbor Day and Earth Day. 

Please registration through the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.

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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.

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Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members (5 Year Terms)

  • Mike Takas
    Term expires: January 1, 2023
  • Kurt Summersgill
    Term expires: January 1, 2023
  • Gilbert Miller
    Term expires: January 1, 2024
  • Julie Ann Mountain
    Term expires: January 1, 2024
  • Cynthia Pagesh
    Term expires: January 1, 2026

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