The Pennsylvania Sea Grant Program is collaborating with the Erie Area Council of Governments (EACOG) in an effort to undertake a shade tree planting program along public streets and in municipal parks in municipalities in Erie County. The Borough of Union City will be receiving approximately 25 trees to be planted in the spring.

The Borough is in need of property owners that would like a tree in the public right-of-way in front of their respective property. Each location will be looked at to determine if the property has sufficient room for root growth and to determine if there are overhead wires. Suggestions will be made for species types and to determine exactly where they would like the planting to go.

Anyone who is interested or has questions should contact the Borough Office at 814-438-2331 or by email at