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Negley Run Boulevard Site Preparation

Saturday, June 25, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tree Pitts­burgh needs your help to restore a sec­tion of the urban for­est in High­land Park!

Please sign up here so we know to expect you.

This sum­mer, vol­un­teers will help Tree Pitts­burgh clear large debris. Then, the hun­gry herd at Alleghe­ny GOATscape will munch the remain­ing inva­sive plant mate­r­i­al down to the ground.

In the fall, we’ll plant trees to trans­form this area into a new, healthy urban forest!

This project will be rugged. Vol­un­teers must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes or boots. Tree Pitts­burgh will pro­vide tools, equip­ment, and work gloves.

For some his­to­ry: in the ear­ly 1900s, Neg­ley Run Blvd’s north side was lined with numer­ous homes, demol­ished around the mid­dle of the cen­tu­ry. After the homes were razed, this area was incor­po­rat­ed into High­land Park, becom­ing a part of the park’s wood­ed south­ern arm.

Fol­low­ing the demo­li­tion of the homes, inva­sive plants moved into the dis­turbed area and have spent the last 50+ years spread­ing and crowd­ing out native canopy trees that would oth­er­wise offer a health­i­er for­est ecology.


Saturday, June 25, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Negley Run Boulevard
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