TreeVitalize Allows Homeowners to Have Their Tree Plantings Count Toward Statewide Goal
“The TreeVitalize program is working with metropolitan communities across the state on tree plantings, and we’d also like to be able to count the new trees that homeowners plant on their properties,” Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Acting Secretary
When visiting the TreeVitalize Web site, choose the icon on the left that says, “Have you planted a tree?” From there, residents are asked to fill out a simple form with their contact information, type of tree and when it was planted.
Photos of the tree in its new setting also can be included.
“Planting a tree is a long-term investment in your property and community,” Quigley said. “With this site, we’re also acknowledging that collectively we can also do great things for the commonwealth and the planet.”
The TreeVitalize site includes information on how to plant and care for trees, as well as how to get involved in volunteer community efforts.
Responding to an alarming trend of the loss of trees in
The overall goal of the program is to help revitalize urban areas by increasing tree cover. Tree cover refers to the percentage of land shaded by trees and shrubs.
Tree-lined streets make communities look great, and they also clean the air, provide shade to cool buildings and paved areas, increase property values and help control stormwater.
CONTACT: Christina Novak 717-772-9101
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources