Trees for Abington

Bare-root trees take "root"  in Abington


Learn how to plant and care for trees

Did you know that street trees can
substantially increase the value of your property? 

The Abington Township Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) and Shade Tree Commission (STC) want to help you improve the street appearance of your Abington home, business or organization with a beautiful tree.     

Please come to one of our free workshop on tree planting and tree care. Workshops are held each spring and fall. The spring workshop is on the last Saturday in April. The fall workshop is usually the second or third Saturday in October.   

Workshops are held at

Grove Park

1383 Easton Rd, Roslyn PA

If you reserved a tree in advance, your tree will be available for pickup at the workshop.

Registration suggested (so that we have enough materials), or you can just show up. For more information, or to register for the workshop, please contact .
If you missed a previous workshop, you can view the "Trees for Abington" presentation at :

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About the Trees for Abington Program

Since 2007, the Abington EAC and STC have offered low-cost trees to Abington Township residents for planting in their front yards. Residents are taught how to plant their tree and take care of it. This program is made possible by the Abington Township Green Program, a DCED grant, and a bare-root tree sale offered by TreeVitalize, The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Tree Tenders and Penn State School of Forest Resources.  You can view the 2011 "Trees for Abington" presentation at :

The EAC and STC initiated its first tree program in 2007.  That year, 30 trees were adopted and planted by Abington residents. An additional 10 trees were planted by EAC and STC members on green spaces within the township.  Participants picked up their trees and took them home in their cars. These trees  have been warmly received by residents, many of whom corraled friends and family members to help with the planting.

In 2008, 40 trees were planted:  35 trees by residents, and 5 by EAC and STC members on green spaces within the township.

In 2009, 45 trees were planted:  37 by residents, and 8 additional trees by the EAC, STC and Briar Bush Nature Center.

In 2010, 36 trees were planted: 17 by residents, and 19 trees by the EAC, STC, Briar Bush Nature Center, and Abington School District student organizations.

In spring 2011, 54 trees were planted: 42 by residents, and 12 trees by the EAC, STC, Briar Bush Nature Center, Cubscouts, and Abington School District student organizations. The spring 2011 program was assisted by a grant from Water Resources Education Network (WREN), a project of the League of Women Voters of PA. If you missed the workshop, you can view the "Trees for Abington" presentation at :

 Tree species previously offered (all species are native to Pennsylvania):  

    Red Maple (Acer rubrum 'Burgundy Belle', 'October Glory,' and 'Red Sunset')

    Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum 'Fall Fiesta' and 'Green Mountain') 

    'Autumn Blaze'  Maple * (Acer x freemanii 'Autumn Blaze')

     Serviceberry/Juneberry * (Amerlanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance' and 'Robin Hill Pink')

    River Birch (Betula nigra 'Heritage')

     Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

     Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

    'Winter King' Hawthorn (Crataegus viridis 'Winter King')

     Carolina Silverbell  (Halesia tetraptera 'Jersey Belle')

     Thornless Honeylocust  (Gleditsia triacanthos 'Imperial,' 'Skyline,' and 'Sunburst') 

    'Ballerina'  Loebner Magnolia * (Magnolia x loebneri  'Ballerina' hybrid)

     Purpleleaf Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)

     Showy Mountain-Ash (Sorbus decora)

     Swamp White Oak  (Quercus bicolor)

     Pin Oak (Quercus palustris)

     American Linden (Tilia americana 'Redmond')  

Tree programs are now administered by the AT STC. For more info contact .

*Species is a hybrid of a native species.