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Shades of Green - 1,000 Trees
About the Program
The Shades of Green effort was launched several months ago in conjunction with the Valley Forge National Historic Park, where volunteers planted several dozens of trees. Within the township, trees are being solicited for planting on public lands. Residents are also being urged to plant trees on their properties. 
Logo & Slogan
A new logo and slogan for the initiative planned by the Upper Merion Township Board of Supervisors to plant 1,000 new trees in the township have been introduced. The slogan is "Shades of Green - 1,000 Trees for Upper Merion Township." The logo curves the beginning of the slogan over the top of a tree in full leaf and concludes the slogan beneath the tree.
Shades of Green logo
Community Recognition
The Board of Supervisors will recognize residents and business landowners upon receipt of monetary donations and/or the planting of trees upon public and private lands throughout the township. Monetary donations can be made by residents in living or deceased memory of family, friends, and/or neighbors. The residents can specify the type(s) of trees they desire to donate, or the township can select the trees which are appropriate for the planting location.

Developers will receive recognition under this initiative if a monetary contribution is made for the purchase of appropriate trees for a location in the township or if the number of trees planted by the developer exceeds the requirements of the landscape ordinance. The caliper / size of the trees must be a minimum of 2-2.5 inches. The trees will be planted by the developer or by the selected landscaping firm, and the cost will be borne by the developer. The planting cost is based upon the caliper / size of the trees selected.

Tree City USA
Upper Merion Township has been named Tree City USA for the 33rd consecutive year. This is extremely significant because out of all the municipalities in Pennsylvania, the City of Philadelphia is the only other municipality to achieve this honor for 33 consecutive years.

Bid Proposals
On April 28, 2009, the Public Works Department received and opened bid proposals for the purpose of purchasing trees for planting on township-owned properties. View the price quotation breakdown, types of tree, height of trees, and nursery stock.

For more information, contact Judy Vicchio at 610-265-2600.