Doylestown is proud of our green canopy! Trees provide many benefits, measurable and immeasurable. The Borough Shade Tree Commission is available to assist property owners with tree decisions and to provide free professional advice.

Tree Pruning

A permit is not required to prune trees however please be aware that lately there have been issues with unprofessional pruners “topping” trees.

Topping Kills Trees


“Topping” is cutting back all the limbs by sawing them off as if the tree was trimmed like one cuts a shrub. It is poor practice and results in trees that are weakened and have shorter lifespans.

Correct pruning information found here.

Click here to find out why tree topping kills trees.