Shade Tree Commission

The Shade Tree Commission is composed of three residents of the Borough, appointed by the Borough Council who serve as follows: one member for a term of three years, one for a term of four years and one for a term of five years. On the expiration of the term of any Shade Tree Commissioner, his/her successor is appointed by the Borough Council to serve for a term of five years.

The Shade Tree Commission has exclusive custody and control of the shade trees in the Borough and is authorized to plant, remove, maintain and protect shade trees on public streets and highways in the Borough.

To Email the Shade Tree Commission:


A copy of the Shade Tree Commission’s annual report to Borough Council may be accessed below:

2020 Shade Tree Commission Annual Report

Members of the Malvern shade Tree Commission include:

Linda Burton, Chair, PHS Tree Tender
Joe Bones, Certified Arborist
Bobbi Tower, Master Gardener

2022 Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held in-person & virtually via Zoom at 3pm
January 19, 2022
February 23, 2022
March 21, 2022
April 18, 2022 CANCELLED
May 16, 2022 CANCELLED
May 25, 2022 @ 12:00 PM
June 20, 2022
July 18, 2022
August 15, 2022
September 19, 2022
October 17, 2022
November 21, 2022
December 19, 2022

2021& 2022 Meeting Dates Agenda Minutes
January 19, 2022 Agenda  Minutes
February 23, 2022 Agenda  Minutes
March 21, 2022 Agenda
 April 18, 2022 CANCELLED
May 16, 2022 CANCELLED

Become a ‘Tree Tender’

Learn to plant and care for trees in your neighborhood. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is conducting a program – Spring and Fall – that empowers residents to restore and care for their local tree canopy. Registration required; course if free.

Details can be viewed by clicking on the document links below:

Witness Tree Program – Recognizing Malvern’s 125th Anniversary

The Borough Shade Tree Commission invites you to help Malvern celebrate its 125 Anniversary by discovering the locations of the only living witnesses to our historic founding! To learn more, please click: Witness Tree Program