Pitt and CMU Freshmen help Tree Pittsburgh make a huge impact
Friday, August 28 Tree Pittsburgh had a truly epic day of field activities with help from both Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.
Both schools held city-wide service projects as part of their freshman orientation activities, and Tree Pittsburgh was fortunate enough to host projects with both schools.
In the morning, CMU sent 20 new students to West Penn Park, where they helped Tree Pittsburgh staff remove invasive vines that threatened to suffer many of the newly planted trees on the hillside. The City of Pittsburgh provided a dump truck for disposal of the vines, and the group managed to fill the entire truck!
In the afternoon, Pitt sent 26 students to East Liberty Boulevard where they helped staff spread 50 years of fresh mulch on trees along the median! This mulch will help trees retain moisture and prevents weeds from growing as well.
We truly appreciate the help offered by these volunteers, and were very happy to be part of their introduction to Pittsburgh!