Our First-Ever Tree Sale

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Tree Pitts­burgh is proud to announce the first oppor­tu­ni­ty for the pub­lic to pur­chase home­grown trees from our tree nurs­ery, with a lim­it­ed num­ber of paw­paw (Asim­i­na trilo­ba) trees available.

Trees of vary­ing species will be avail­able for the pub­lic to pur­chase Fri­day, Octo­ber 18 and Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 19 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Con­struc­tion Junc­tion (214 N. Lex­ing­ton St., Pitts­burgh, Pa. 15208). All trees are grown from local­ly-sourced seeds in the Tree Pitts­burgh Seedling Nursery.

Pro­ceeds from the tree sale will help Tree Pitts­burgh to con­tin­ue to grow trees local­ly for eco­log­i­cal restora­tion projects across the City of Pitts­burgh. The orga­ni­za­tion launched the nurs­ery pro­gram in 2011 thanks to gen­er­ous fund­ing from the Spring Pro­gram, an ini­tia­tive of The Sprout Fund in part­ner­ship with The Pitts­burgh Foun­da­tion. The nurs­ery helps to address the issue of urban for­est bio­di­ver­si­ty, pro­vid­ing a more diverse tree stock to use in local tree plant­i­ng and ecosys­tem restora­tion efforts.

By grow­ing the trees local­ly with vol­un­teers, we knew would have access to more afford­able stock — increas­ing our capac­i­ty to plant more trees well into the future,” said Matthew Erb, Direc­tor of Urban Forestry at Tree Pittsburgh.

The nurs­ery now boasts over 8,000 tree seedlings of over 70 varieties.

In addi­tion to paw­paw, sweet­bay mag­no­lia (Mag­no­lia vir­gini­ana), Vir­ginia pine (Pinus vir­gini­ana) and oth­er species will be avail­able. Lim­it two paw paws per customer.

Wor­ried about tree care? Don’t be, says Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Danielle Crum­rine. Tree Pitts­burgh staff will be on-hand dur­ing the sale to pro­vide infor­ma­tion regard­ing prop­er place­ment and plant­i­ng to set your tree up for suc­cess, she added.

Trees are grow­ing in 1–3 gal­lon con­tain­ers, and range from 2–4 feet in height. All trees are $40 each, and cred­it cards will be accept­ed. For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact Matthew Erb at matt@treepittsburgh.org.

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