Our First-Ever Tree Sale
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.