Sunday, April 24
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 25
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 2022.
Learn more about camp and register here!
Tuesday, 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!
Wednesday, April 27
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.
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 29
Woohoo! It’s Arbor Day! And this isn’t just any old Arbor Day. It’s the 150th Anniversary. The first Arbor Day was started by a journalist in the Nebraska territory, Julius Sterling Morton, in 1872.
You can keep learning more in a video from Mr. Joe, which can be found at this link.
Saturday, April 30
It looks like Saturday will be a true spring day in Pittsburgh! 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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