Applying to TreeVitalize

TreeVitalize Pittsburgh supports street, park and riverfront tree plantings by supplying trees and services for locations throughout Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.

Every Pittsburgh neighborhood is eligible to participate in TreeVitalize, and many Allegheny County municipalities are eligible as well. Please contact Jeffrey Bergman, TreeVitalize director, at 412-586-2396 or to discuss your planting plan before moving forward with your project.

Submitting an application does not guarantee your group will receive trees, and funding for seasonal plantings is limited. Please review your community’s eligibility and selection criteria before applying.

Applications for spring 2017 community tree plantings are now available.

City of Pittsburgh spring 2017 TreeVitalize application

Allegheny Co. municipality spring 2017 TreeVitalize application

TreeVitalize applications are due on Friday, September 16 at 4 p.m. All completed applications must be submitted via email to, along with all supporting documentation.

*All applicants must contact the TreeVitalize director to discuss their proposed planting project by Friday, August 19th in order to be considered for a spring planting.

TreeVitalize Pittsburgh has been increasing emphasis on tree maintenance and monitoring since reaching the milestone of planting 20,000 trees in 2013, though community tree planting continues to be an incredibly important aspect to improve Allegheny County’s neighborhoods. As you are applying for trees in your community, here are some things to consider:
  • Plantings are now reduced in scale compared to the past, and are therefore more competitive
  • Preference will be given to communities below median household income
  • Communities at or below average tree canopy will be prioritized
  • Any municipality above median income is required to match TreeVitalize technical support with project funding
  • Applications must be completed before submitting with all supporting documents