Tree Planting — Churchill Valley Greenway
April 14 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tree Pittsburgh’s One Tree Per Child Program invites you to join us at Churchill Valley Greenway this Spring to plant 150 containerized trees with students from local schools. This project is presented through a collaboration with Allegheny Land Trust, Woodland Hills School District, Communitopia, and the Woodland Hills High School Climate Action Team.
The planting project will begin at 9:00 AM and end at 2:00 PM. Volunteers are invited to support digging holes and protecting the baby trees after we plant them together.
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Tree Pittsburgh will provide tools and work gloves. Feel free to bring your work gloves if you prefer.
This project will be RUGGED. Volunteers must wear pants, close-toed shoes or boots, and weather-appropriate clothing (rain jackets if needed). The event will happen rain or shine unless there are thunderstorms. In the case of an event cancellation, Tree Pittsburgh will notify volunteers via email.
Funding for this project is provided by the Allegheny County Clean Air Fund and the Pittsburgh Penguins “Score for the Trees” Program.
Neighbors of the 151-acre Churchill Valley Greenway approached Allegheny Land Trust to protect this unique local land. Abandoned for approximately a decade, the country club site had begun reverting to natural green space and was already home to many species of native flora and fauna. Area residents made grassroots efforts to raise awareness and dollars for protecting Churchill Valley Greenway. On Earth Day 2021, that goal was realized – the funds were fully grown, and ALT could purchase and preserve the land in June 2021. It will forever remain a green space for the health, well-being, and enjoyment of current residents and future generations. (Source: ALT website)