Tree Flyer for Web 2014

Here’s how to get your tree(s):

  1. View this slide show to see what trees are available this year.
    • Large Trees 50 feet or more: Kentucky Coffee Tree, Red Maple, Red Oak, Swamp White Oak, London Plane Tree, Little Leaf Linden, Princeton Elm, Gingko
    • Medium Trees 30 to 50 feet: Yellow Wood, Black Gum/Tupelo, Pacific Sunset
    • Small Trees 30 feet or less: Flowering Cherry, Hedge Maple, American Hornbeam, Crabapple
  2. Complete this request form and return it in person or by mail to the Derry Township Administration Building at 600 Clearwater Road, Hershey, PA 17033 (off Hersheypark Drive), along with a check for $40 for each tree payable to Township of Derry.  You can get one or two trees. Call Chuck at (717) 566-5058, with any questions. The deadline for submitting the form and check is Saturday, October 31, 2015. We anticipate being able to plant about 50 trees in April of 2016.
  3. When selecting the site for your tree, please remember the tree must be:
    • between the sidewalk and street or, if you don’t have sidewalks, within 6 feet of street;
    • 20 feet or more away from a street intersection;
    • 10 feet or more from a fire hydrant, street light, traffic sign, or utility pole;
    • not right on top of a tree you recently removed because the old roots often get in the way;
    • not on the property line; and
    • not on top of utility lines.
  4. After receiving your payment and completed request form, our tree experts will be visiting your proposed tree location.
    • You do not need to be home for this visit.
    • If the tree experts feel they need to make a change to the location of the tree — perhaps to avoid a conflict with underground pipes or wires — or suggest a better type of tree for your location, they will give you a call.
  5. If you have questions about your choice of tree, its location, or anything else, please call Chuck, our tree expert, at (717) 566-5058.
  6. In March or April, we will place a small flag at the location of your tree, then PA One Call, a free utility service, will inspect your tree location and mark areas with underground wires and pipes, so we don’t dig there.  A representative of Derry Township will call PA One Call.
  7. Important things you should know:
    • We cannot plant over utility lines. We will work with you on this.
    • We cannot plant trees on top of stumps.
    • The Derry Environmental Action Committee and the Township of Derry are not responsible for the maintenance of TreeVitalize trees and cannot guarantee the condition of the trees after they are planted.
    • Property owners are fully responsible for tree maintenance and replacement.

Learn more about the TreeVitalize Program and Pennsylvania trees. Complete this tree request form to get a tree.

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