Want to learn more about the trees in your neighborhood or community and discover the importance they serve? This 1.5–2‑hour walk will be tailored to investigate the trees along the streets and in parks, cemeteries, or community spaces. Learn basic tree identification techniques and interesting natural history facts. Walks can occur during any season! Group size should not exceed 25 participants total.
Schedule a visit for Tree Pittsburgh to present at your next meeting, community gathering, or club. We will introduce the meaning of urban forestry and discuss past, present, and future plans for Pittsburgh’s urban forest. Learn about the environmental services provided by trees, common stress issues, pests and disease that trees face, and general tree care. Discover the Tree Tenders certification program, the Heritage Nursery, and discuss educational and volunteer opportunities available.
Interested in having Tree Pittsburgh set up a table at a community event or festival? Contact us at least four weeks in advance to discuss the possibilities.
Tree Tender Course:
-Saturday, August 17, 2019: Bethel Park 9am-4pm **(note this course is only open to residents in the Saw Mill Run Watershed) Learn more and
-Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Tree Pittsburgh’s campus in Upper Lawrenceville; 9am-4pm
This course covers urban forestry practices, tree biology and health, basic tree identification, proper pruning and maintenance, and instruction on how to lead your community in organizing tree plantings and tree care.
$40 secures registration, materials, lunch and instruction.
Reduced rate scholarships are available: contact Joe@treepittsburgh.org for more information
Sponsored by the Pittsburgh Shade Tree Commission
Moths and Trees Program:
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Tree Pittsburgh’s campus in Upper Lawrenceville; 8pm-10pm
To celebrate National Moth Week, Tree Pittsburgh will host a free evening program to discuss moths and trees. Learn about some amazing local moth species that rely on trees and after the indoor lecture head outside to explore some moth light stations and discover what insects are living around the tree nursery.
All ages welcome (if they can stay up late!) Bring a flashlight and a camera!
Please register so we know how many to expect.