About Us


DONATE A TREE and Help Abington Go Green!

  • October 1. Visit our table at Ardsley Family Day.  Support trees by purchasing your fall mums here!
  • October 15.  Fall cleanup at Ardsley Wildlife Sanctuary 9 am to 2 pm
  • Date TBD.  Fall planting at Grove Park
  • November 19.  Tree planting at Ardsley Community Center and Pennbryn Park

THANKS to everyone for watering trees over the hot summer months!

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
Rita Stevens,
Apr 24, 2016, 8:30 AM