Celebrate Arbor Day with us!

Trees give us so much, and we want to spend this week learn­ing all about those gifts. Read, watch, and get out­side with us!

As always, we can’t do our work with­out you. Vis­it to sup­port our mis­sion to grow and pro­tect the urban forest.

Sunday, April 23

Get out­side! Do a fam­i­ly or friend scav­enger hunt in your neigh­bor­hood or local park.

You can down­load a pic­ture at this link to give you a head start, but don’t stop there! What else do you see?

Monday, April 24

Pre­pare for sum­mer! Reg­is­ter the kids in your life for our week­long STEAM Out­side @ Tree Pitts­burgh Sum­mer Camp. This camp is for youth who will be enter­ing 4th, 5th, or 6th grade in the fall of 2023.

Learn more about camp and reg­is­ter here!

Tuesday, April 25

In our opin­ion, one of the best ways to enjoy trees is to enjoy the shade and sit under a tree with a good book. What are some of your favorites?

For younger read­ers, check out this link for a video of Mr. Joe (and Oak­lee) read­ing our chil­dren’s book, If We Were To Plant A Tree.

For read­ers of all ages, vis­it this link to see sug­ges­tions for books of all kinds from our Tree Pitts­burgh staff.

Wednesday, April 26

It’s Nation­al Audubon Day! To cel­e­brate, we’re learn­ing all about trees & birds. They go togeth­er like peanut but­ter and jel­ly but take a peek at our blog to learn more about some spe­cif­ic species that have a par­tic­u­lar love of trees.

Check out the blog at this link!

Thursday, April 27

How do trees affect cli­mate change? Our friends over at the Arbor Day Foun­da­tion have a ton of great info about trees and our cli­mate cri­sis, includ­ing how you can make a dif­fer­ence (hint: that includes plant­i­ng trees!).

Read the link on their web­site to learn more. As a bonus, head over to this link to read our blog about air qual­i­ty and trees.

Friday, April 28

Woohoo! It’s Arbor Day! Do you know about the his­to­ry of Arbor Day? Learn in a video from Mr. Joe, which can be found at this link.

Saturday, April 29

Take advan­tage of the gor­geous, tem­per­ate weath­er by get­ting out in your gar­den. Spend time weed­ing, mulching (no vol­cano mulch!), and water­ing to pre­pare your trees and gar­dens for a suc­cess­ful summer.

If you’re plant­i­ng a tree this week­end, learn more at this link for a video from Mr. Joe.

Want to receive tree care and water­ing alerts from us? Just text WATERME to 412–910-2012.

Celebrate At Home

Still work­ing at home? While you’re spend­ing your days on Zoom calls, add these back­grounds that can trans­port you to plant­i­ng sites or our Her­itage Nursery.

You can also find some fun activ­i­ties for tree lovers of all ages on our blog.

Connect with us

On Face­book, Twit­ter, and Insta­gram? So are we! Fol­low us there for updates, infor­ma­tion about our pro­grams, and lots of pic­tures of trees.

You can also check out our Vimeo for all of Mr. Joe’s fun (and edu­ca­tion­al) videos about nature and the urban forest.

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