Meet the Tree Care Crew
Tree Pittsburgh is happy to welcome this year’s summer tree care crew! We have four exceptional folks working with us on tree care and reforestation. Left to right, please meet Gaby Elliott, Maddigan Stavenger, Erin Curry, and Tyler Stevens.
Gaby Elliott is from West Chester, PA and is currently a student at Pitt studying ecology and evolutionary biology. She will graduate this summer and plans to take a gap year before moving on to graduate school. Her desire for a gap year comes from wanting real-world experience, which is something she’s looking forward to getting from Tree Pittsburgh. Gaby’s favorite trees are Japanese maples.
Maddigan Stavenger is currently studying early childhood education at Community College of Allegheny County, and is a native of Pittsburgh’s East End. After high school, she volunteered with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps where she learned about agriculture, land restoration and preservation. She’s excited to work with Tree Pittsburgh to give neighborhood and park trees some love and care. Her favorite tree is a Pacific madrone.
Next in the Crew is Erin Curry. She’s from the Fox Chapel area and is attending Temple University for environmental studies and geography & urban studies. Erin is dedicated to the preservation of urban green spaces and the urban tree canopy, and she wants to give back to the city during her time here. Her favorite tree is the white ash, and she is an avid ultimate frisbee player.
Rounding out the crew is Tyler Stevens. Tyler is working to build field experience to become a certified arborist and hopes to study horticulture at Bidwell Training Center. He has been an urban tree steward at Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.
If you see these crew members working out and about in your community, please stop by and say hi! They will be leading volunteer events as well as taking care of tree care in areas that aren’t as accessible for volunteers. We couldn’t do this work without them! You can read about last year’s crew here.