TreeVitalize Pittsburgh Plants 115 Trees in East Liberty

Thu, Oct 30th 2008, 09:28. Filed under News Releases.

Pittsburgh, Pa. – October 30, 2008 – TreeVitalize Pittsburgh, a partnership dedicated to making a significant improvement in the Pittsburgh region’s tree cover, will plant 115 trees in collaboration with East Liberty Development Inc. (ELDI) and area residents on November 1, 2008 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

TreeVitalize’s largest tree-planting event of the year will include fall activities for kids and complimentary lunch for volunteers. The planting will take place on East Liberty Boulevard between Highland and Negley Avenues, and volunteers will meet at Peabody High School, 515 North Highland Ave. At least 150 volunteers are expected to participate.

For ELDI, the planting event is the culmination of years of planning and an important element of a master plan for the neighborhood that is focused on improving quality of life for its residents. A “greenprint” for the neighborhood, developed by ELDI in collaboration with community members, calls for community greening, stormwater management and improved environmental amenities.

“This tree planting represents a significant step forward as we work to make our ‘green vision’ for East Liberty a reality,” said Nate Wildfire, Sustainability Coordinator for ELDI. “We are thrilled to be working with TreeVitalize on this project.”

For TreeVitalize Pittsburgh, a partnership of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, the East Liberty event is one of numerous tree plantings happening throughout the Pittsburgh area this fall. Additional tree plantings will take place at the following locations: South Side trail, Park Place, North Point Breeze, South Side flats, Marshall-Shadeland, California-Kirkbride, Highland Park, Bloomfield, Morningside, Polish Hill, Lawrenceville, and Frick Park.

“TreeVitalize Pittsburgh will bring the environmental, economic and health benefits of trees to neighborhoods throughout the city this fall,” said TreeVitalize Director Marijke Hecht. “We are very pleased to work with so many dedicated volunteers and community organizations, including ELDI, as we work to beautify our region one tree at time.”

For more information about TreeVitalize and how to plant and care for trees, visit


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Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
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