Tree Advisory Commission

Tree Advisory Commission
Meet the 2nd Monday of every month at 351 Bridge Street, 3rd Floor - 6:30 PM


Joseph Christopher  Randall Morin Joseph Lynch
Craig Brown Susan Di Cerchio Brian Watson - Staff


Tree Manual                   Tree Replacement Program Map


Phoenixville's Urban Forest GIS Map

Permits for Tree Removal and Prunning

Trimming and Removal of Borough Regulated Street Trees

Due to budget constraints, the Borough cannot accept requests for tree trimming or removal of regulated trees. However, property owners may choose the option of paying for tree service provided that the Tree Advisory Commission (TAC) inspects such trees and makes recommendations relative to trimming or removal plans. (Street Tree Pruning and Removal Permit Applications are available at Borough Hall and at the Borough Web Site.)

The TAC is charged with reviewing procedures and policies pertaining to the maintenance and removal of regulated Borough street trees. All applications must include a descriptive plan for trimming or removal of trees.  In the case of tree removal, the applicant must agree to replace the tree and be responsible for the successful establishment of the replanted tree.  

All work must be performed under the direction of an insured, ISA Certified Arborist in accordance with ANSI A300 standards for arboriculture. Additionally, wood removed from tree services must be disposed at the Borough’s compost site.

Regulated Street Tree(s) are defined as any tree(s) in the Borough which is (are) located within the public right-of-way.  Regulated street trees are the property of the Borough of Phoenixville; vandalism, unauthorized removal, or pruning may result in legal action, fines, and replacement costs.

The following are some of the current guidelines for Borough regulated street trees:

It is the policy of the Borough of Phoenixville not to remove healthy or restorable Borough regulated street trees.

Sidewalks:  Maintenance and repair of sidewalks are the responsibility of the abutting property owner.  In replacing/repairing sidewalks adjacent to Borough regulated street trees, do not cut or remove tree roots.  Provide root room with a cutout or route the walkway around or further from the tree.  Take care not to damage or injure the regulated tree during construction work.

November 14, 2018
September 10, 2018
August 13, 2018
July 9, 2018
June 11, 2018
May 14, 2018
April 9, 2018
March 12, 2018
February 12, 2018
January 16, 2018
December 11, 2017
  No Meeting
November 13, 2017
October 16, 2017
September 11, 2017
July 10, 2017
June 12, 2017
May 8, 2017
April 10, 2017
March 6, 2017
  No Meeting
February 13, 2017
January 9, 2017
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