Pitt and CMU Freshmen help Tree Pittsburgh make a huge impact

 In Blog, Tree Pittsburgh

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!

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