Manchester and Chateau
Elevated surface temperature, lower tree canopy cover, and the potential to increase engagement are all concerns when looking at Manchester and Chateau. Chateau has the lowest tree canopy cover in the city at 5%, compared to Pittsburgh’s city-wide tree canopy cover of 42%. Manchester has a current tree canopy cover of 17%. In 2010, a Landsat satellite thermal image showed Manchester had the hottest surface temperature of any neighborhood in the city. Pittsburgh’s average temperature is 96.6°F, while Manchester is 102.4°F and Chateau’s surface temperature 101.4°F.
From working with the community residents and local organizations, Tree Pittsburgh is working to improve and enhance the urban forest in Manchester and Chateau. If you’d like to volunteer, check out our Events Calendar or schedule a tree care day for your community.