The mission of this urban forest action plan is to increase and maintain Lancaster’s urban forest in a sustainable way, and to enlighten residents and property owners about the importance of the urban forest. That way, our urban forest will remain healthy and verdant, and continue to benefit all residents and visitors long into the future.


Read the City’s Trees for People: An Action Plan for Lancaster City’s Urban Forest plan. 



Community Partners

Join Lancaster City and our community partners to help us increase and care for our urban tree canopy.




“Responding to an alarming trend of the loss of trees in Pennsylvania’s metropolitan areas, TreeVitalize is a public-private partnership to help restore tree cover, educate citizens about planting trees as an act of caring for our environment, and build capacity among local governments to understand, protect and restore their urban trees.” This program is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Learn more here: Guide for Tree Selection, Planting, and Care.




The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay brings together communities, companies, and conservationists to improve our lands and waters. The Alliance partners with the City of Lancaster, Lancaster City Alliance, and the Lancaster community to advance green infrastructure practices. For more information on the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, visit our website to learn more or follow us on social media.




Lancaster City Alliance a non-profit working to ensure Lancaster is a clean, safe, and vibrant city for all. You can follow us on social media or visit our website to learn more.