Pottstown Trees Inc., a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation, was created by a group of Pottstown, PA civic leaders in 1983 to raise funds to beautify the borough with new street trees. During a five-year fundraising campaign from 1983 to 1988 sponsored by the Pottstown Mercury, the group raised about $500,000 to plant and maintain street trees.

Today the organization provides information to other municipalities regarding the implementation of a comprehensive tree ordinance and the organization of a formal shade tree commission or a non-profit advocacy group.