Closures & Information:

The Lower Merion Township Building is restricted to public access and will be available for a limited appointment only basis. Please click here for a department directory. The Lower Merion Transfer Station is open through Saturday, June 6, 2020, for tree debris and branches only. No regular dumping is permitted. Fill out your Census today at!

Township List of Trees to Avoid Planting

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STC logoThe following trees are not recommended by the Shade Tree Commission because they are not appropriate as street trees, prone to disease or may become invasive in the landscape:





Trees to Avoid

Eastern sycamore

Platanus occidentalis

Horse chestnut

Aesculus hippocastanum

Honey locust

Gleditsia triacanthos

Norway maple

Acer platanoides

Silver maple

Acer saccharinum

Sweet gum

Liquidambar styraciflua

White willow

Salix alba

Callery Pear

Pyrus calleryana

American Ash

Fraxinus americans

Summit Ash

Fraxinus lanceolata