The Borough Shade Trees within the planting strip areas are owned and maintained by the Borough. Therefore, no resident or contractor may cut, trim or alter any Borough trees. The Borough is not responsible for any trees planted in rear yards or along alleys. Property owners are responsible for maintaining and trimming of these trees. If you wish to have a Borough tree located on your property trimmed, please contact the Public Works Department to request trimming. Any property owners who currently do not have trees and would like them, please contact the Public Works Department at 610-374-8605.

Fallen branches from Borough trees may be placed within the planting strip for Public Works staff to collect.

Christmas Trees are collected by the Public Works staff starting the day after Christmas and generally continuing until the end of January. Trees must be placed within the planting strip for collection. Please remove all lights, ornaments and stand.




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The Borough of West Reading
500 Chestnut Street
West Reading, PA 19611
Office: 610-374-8273
Fax: 610-374-8419
E:mail: webmaster
Office Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.