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READ ALL ABOUT IT! STC ANNUAL REPORT

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
  • May 5,12,19 Tree Tenders training at Foulkeways
  • May 14 Ardsley Train Station Planting
  • We need volunteers to help us water through out the growing season!  Please respond to abingtontrees@gmail.com 

THANKS to everyone for a
FANTASTIC SPRING FLING!!!

PLANT 
TREES
 
SATURDAY APRIL 9, 2016
CRESTMONT PARK
Corner of Welsh Road and Reservoir Avenue
Across from the Willow Grove Mall


POLLINATOR 
GARDENING
SATURDAY APRIL 16, 2016
GROVE PARK
1383 Easton Road, Roslyn PA 19038

ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION

SATURDAY APRIL 23, 2016  

ARDSLEY COMMUNITY CENTER
2828 Spear Avenue, Ardsley PA 19038







For further information, please email   abingtontrees@gmail.com

iTree Online Workshops
Please visit http://www.unri.org/itreeworkshops/ to learn more, and to find the log-in details.

All instructional sessions begin at 1:00 PM (Eastern)

December 16, 2015 -  i-Tree LANDSCAPE 

 

January 20, 2016 - What’s New in i-Tree ECO 

 

February 17, 2016 - Looking at i-Tree HYDRO 

 

March 16, 2016 - i-Tree DESIGN and CANOPY 

 

April 20, 2016 i-Tree STREETS 

 

May 18, 2015 - i-Tree Roundtable: Answering Your Questions About Using i-Tree 

 

June 15, 2015 - Using i-Tree VUE and STORM 

 

July 20, 2015 - Introducing i-Tree Landscape 

 

August 16, 2016 - What’s New in i-Tree ECO 

 

September 20, 2016 - Looking at i-Tree HYDRO 

 

October, 19, 2016 -  DESIGN and CANOPY 

 

November 16, 2016 i-Tree STREETS 

 

December 21, 2016 - i-Tree Roundtable: Answering Your Questions About Using i-Tree



 


The Abington Township STC was created in 1975. The Commission’s duties are provided in Chapter 42 of the Code of the Township of Abington. Some of these responsibilities fall under the auspices of a township department rather than the volunteer STC board.

Our mission centers on improving the canopy of trees across the township:

    1. We help residents and business owners understand the value of trees
    2. We help residents and business owners select, plant and care for trees
    3. We assist the township managers and commissioners manage our forest
The following priorities guide our work:

1.  Public participation and education
-Annual events
Arbor Day
Fall Tree Fest
Hands-on Learning
Scout Projects
Tree Tenders
Heritage Trees 
2.  Effective administration
      • Educate township commissioners and local effected officials on the value of trees
      • Establish a master tree plan for Abington Township
      • Identify and establish effective mechanisms for comment and recommendations regarding site plans involving trees
      • Gain access to a consulting arborist to assist the STC and township officials in making informed decisions
3.  Preservation and protection of public and private trees
    • Identify and foster the preservation of legacy or historic trees
    • Collaborate with township, county, state and private environmental groups to identify and prioritize strategies for ensuring the sustainability of Abington't woodlands
    • Fundraising to support the above priorities
The Abington Township Shade Tree Commission is a volunteer organization, comprised of five members who are appointed by the Abington Township Board of Commissioners, each for a 5-year term.  Current appointees are:
  • Joe Ascenzi
  • Tim Gilmour
  • John Kennedy
  • Charlie Soboleski
  • Rita Stevens (chair)

The STC benefits significantly from the time and contributions from many, including associate members who participate regularly in STC meetings and events.  Current associate members are:
  • Bill Becker
  • Terry CInque
  • Suzanne Franks
  • Ed Hayes
  • Ed Smeal
  • Glen Stevens
  • Kathy Weir
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Rita Stevens,
Apr 24, 2016, 8:30 AM
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