In Selinsgrove Borough, Council has appointed a Shade Tree Commission and has given it exclusive custody and control of the shade trees in the Borough.
The Selinsgrove Shade Tree Commission has the authority to plant, remove, maintain and protect shade trees located within Borough streets, easements or Borough property. In addition, the Commission reviews applications for the removal of shade trees located within Borough streets, easements or Borough property to assure that such removals are justified and, if so, to mitigate the impact of the removal on the community.
The removal, pruning or planting of shade trees within the Borough of Selinsgrove may require the submission of a permit application and approval of the Shade Tree Commission.
You can download the necessary permit in PDF format below:
Shade Tree Commission Permit Request (Form)
You can download the Shade Tree Inventory report:
Shade Tree Inventory
The Shade Tree Commission’s regulations and standards for pruning are the Tree, Shrub, and Other Woody Maintenance – Standard Practices (Pruning) as set forth in the American National Standards for Tree Care Operations published by the National Arborist Association, Inc. and approved by the American Standards Institute, Inc. on May 22, 2001.
You can download the information at www.tcia.org.
The Shade Tree Commission consists of a five member board appointed by Borough Council, who serve 5-year overlapping terms.
For more information and determination as to whether or not your trees require a permit, please contact a Shade Tree Commission member at one of the numbers listed below.