Trees both help us to prevent and adapt to climate change. Trees sequester carbon dioxide, the primary greenhouse gas, which helps to reduce climate change by acting as a carbon sink. They also help mitigate our rising temperatures by providing shading, which can lower temperatures by 20-45 degF
The Shade Tree Commission advises the Board of Commissioners and the Township Manager with respect to the preservation, maintenance and planting of shade trees in the Township. The Shade Tree Commission shall study the problems and determine the needs of the Township in connection with its tree-planting program.
Twice a year, the Haverford Township Shade Tree Commission offers free trees for residents.
Meetings: 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month
Location: Municipal Services Building Room 201B, 1014 Darby Rd., Havertown
Mark Pennington (Dec. 2022)
Paul Davit (Dec. 2023)
Doreen Alvarez-Saar (Dec. 2022)
Open (Dec. 2022)
Andrew Mink (Dec. 2024)
James Stephens (Dec. 2023)
Haverford Tree Tenders was founded in 2009 and has since planted over 1500 trees in the Township. We are affiliated with the PHS Tree Tenders Program.
Each year, Tree Tenders plants trees in our parks and public places. While we have done so in the past, we are currently not planting trees for residents.
Right tree, right place
Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive insect that has spread throughout Pennsylvania since its discovery in Berks County in 2014. SLF feeds on the plant sap of many different plants including grapevines, maples, black walnut, and other important plants in PA. If you see SLF, help us stop it in its tracks! To report a sighting, use our reporting tool below or call Penn State Extension's hotline at 1-888-422-3359.
"What is a Spotted Lantern Fly:
from Penn State Extension