In addition to TreeVitalize, residents can receive a tree from the City of Pittsburgh in a few ways. You can request for the City to plant a tree by filling out a Tree Planting Request Form. This request doesn’t guarantee a tree, but adds your name to the list. The City of Pittsburgh will perform an analysis and determine if your property can support a tree and select the right tree for the right place.
You can also plant a tree yourself. Before you grab the shovel, note that the City of Pittsburgh will still need to perform an analysis to determine if your property can support a tree. While this option allows you to select your species, the City will provide a list of acceptable trees for your location.
All tree work, including planting trees, requires a permit from the City of Pittsburgh. You can learn more on their website, linked here.