Calling all students, parents, principals, school garden coordinators, or anyone involved with schools in the City of Pittsburgh! Do you love trees? Are you looking for a fun, creative way to plant and care for trees at your school? You’re in luck!
Tree Pittsburgh and One Tree Per Child are here to help you plant trees and have fun, one tree and one student at a time. Over the next three planting seasons (Spring 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022), Tree Pittsburgh will be engaging schools in tree planting efforts through the One Tree Per Child program. It’s easy to participate, and funding may be available to support your planting efforts!
Why plant in schools?
Trees bring many benefits to our neighborhoods and our schools. Trees make the school grounds more beautiful and inviting. Over time, your school will reap the benefits trees provide including shaded recreational spaces, cleaner air, and help to hold up hillsides around your campus. Tree planting areas are also a built-in outdoor classroom, with plenty of teaching opportunities.
How does it work?
The first step toward becoming a One Tree Per Child school is to fill out the form below. After you fill out your form, a representative from One Tree Per Child will be in touch to schedule a visit to your school and discuss your options, including planting location and any funding sources and opportunities. Remember that your project must be approved by your school principal!
About One Tree Per Child
Tree Pittsburgh is proud to adopt One Tree Per Child Pittsburgh to add capacity and ensure that every child can plant at least one tree during their time in school.
One Tree Per Child began in Australia through the efforts of Olivia Newton-John and Jon Dee in 2015. Since then, it has expanded to 11 countries worldwide. One Tree Per Child Pittsburgh, started by Dr. Isabela Angelleli in 2017, is the first OTPC partner in the United States.
The program engages school children creatively in tree planting and care efforts, one tree and one child at a time. Join us on this journey as we engage with the future teachers, lawyers, policy makers, CEOs, foresters, and so much more in a project of tree planting, inspiration, and education.
Planted more than 1,240 trees, some on behalf of students due to COVID-19
Connected students to trees through custom videos
Plant 1,625 trees with new and established partner districts
Plant with 3 new school districts in Allegheny County
Continue connecting students to trees through technology and visuals
One Tree Per Child Pittsburgh is proudly supported by the Heinz Family Foundation, Allegheny County Clean Air Fund, as well as Parent Teacher Organizations and Municipalities across Allegheny County.