Tree Planting Request Form

Tree Planting Request Form
PROPERTY OWNERS:
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY AND KEEP THIS PAGE FOR YOUR RECORDS
By signing a Tree Planting Request Form, you, the property owner, agree that:
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A City representative will inspect your location and determine whether it is an appropriate site
for a tree(s) to be planted.
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A City representative will determine an appropriate tree species for your location.
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You will water the tree (approximately 20 gallons per week—the cost is less than $1 per year)
April through November for two years or make arrangements for the tree to get watered each
week.
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You will protect your tree from damage by cars, lawn mowers, etc.
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You will notify the City if the tree appears to be sick or damaged.
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If the site requires it, you give permission for a tree pit to be cut in your sidewalk or
pavement. ALL trees must be planted in a tree pit that is a minimum of 30 square feet
(typically 3 ft x 10 ft). If you cancel the tree installation after signing this form and the
pavement has been cut, you will be responsible for replacing the pavement at your expense.
You understand that:
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Your request for a tree may be denied—not all sites are appropriate for tree planting.
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The tree species for your location will be assigned.
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Street trees and trees in the public right-of-way are the property and responsibility of the City of
Pittsburgh. Trees planted outside of the public right-of-way are the responsibility of the
property owner.
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Only the City of Pittsburgh can authorize major pruning or removal of street trees.
DID YOU KNOW? TREES…
• Increase property values
• Bring beauty and character to
neighborhoods
• Save energy, cut heating and airconditioning costs
• Shade and cool neighborhoods
• Clean pollutants out of the air and
water
• Reduce stormwater runoff
• Buffer and reduce noise
• Promote community interaction
and renewal
• Provide habitat for birds and
TREE PLANTING REQUEST FORM
I
the property owner of
(PRINT/Property Owner Name)
(PRINT/Address including “ST.” “AVE.”)
request that the City of Pittsburgh plant tree(s) on the public right-of-way adjacent to my property. I understand
the planting of trees may necessitate the City of Pittsburgh cutting an opening in the sidewalk that is at least
30 square feet (approximately 3’ X 10’) to accommodate the tree planting.
I hereby acknowledge that I am the owner of the above said property. I hereby request the City of Pittsburgh to
supply and install a tree(s) to be located on the municipal right-of-way adjacent to my property. I understand that
there is no charge for this service. I agree to perform general upkeep of the tree planting bed by weeding, annually
mulching, and providing water for establishment and during drought periods.
I also understand this form does not guarantee that a tree(s) will be placed adjacent to my property. Upon receipt
of this request, the TreeVitalize Coordinator will do a site analysis to determine the suitability of planting a tree at
this location.
Property Owner (signature)
Address
City, State & Zip Code
Email
Phone
Date
Neighborhood
Please return completed TREE PLANTING REQUEST FORM to:
City Forester/TreeVitalize Coordinator Dept. of Public Works
6520 Stanton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412-665-3625
OR
Lawrenceville United
4839 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
412-802-7220 p | 412-802-7223 f