The Borough of Chambersburg Shade Tree Commission is pleased to be a grantee of Tree Pennsylvania’s Bare Root Tree Program. Twelve trees were received and planted at Nicholson Square Park, Mill Creek Acres Park, and in tree pits downtown. Volunteers and members of the Shade Tree Commission planted the trees the week of November 6, 2023.

The Shade Tree Commission was established by Town Council and consists of five volunteer members who have exclusive custody and control of shade trees in the Borough, which are planted or growing on any public street right-of-way under the control of the Borough. They also provide public education on tree planting and care.

Chambersburg is a member of Tree City USA. The Tree City USA program has been greening-up cities and towns across America since 1976. It is a nationwide movement that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees. More than 3,400 communities have made the commitment to becoming a Tree City USA. Trees benefit all members of our community.

If you have any questions about shade trees in the Borough of Chambersburg, or the Shade Tree Commission, please contact Jamia Wright, Borough Secretary, at


Daily Forecast, December 2, 2023

Franklin County Forecast: In the forecast for today, we are expecting overcast clouds, with a high of 59.13°F and a low of 40.55°F. The humidity

John O Freeman 1935-2023

Mr. Freeman served with the 101st Airborne where he was stationed in France for 2 ½ years. He enjoyed woodworking, splitting wood and carpentry.

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