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City of Harrisburg

The City of Harrisburg’s Shade Tree Program is managed by the Department of Parks, Recreation & Facilities. The City has jurisdiction over the trees planted along streets and in public parks. It does not regulate trees growing elsewhere on private property, except when such a tree poses a threat to public health, safety, or property.

A Tree Permit is required for planting, pruning, or removing street trees. The first step is to request a street tree inspection. The City Forester, a Certified Arborist, will visit the property to assess the condition of the tree to determine what work is needed. Provide the information electronically on the Tree Inspection & Permit request form or call the office at (717) 255-30303 and provide the information by phone.


  • Parks Recreation & Facilities Department, 123 Walnut St, Suite 317, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Type of Organization:

  • Local Government


  • Dauphin

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