April 22, 2021,

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Since 2016, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has planted thousands of flowering native Eastern redbuds and other complementary native trees and shrubs so that each spring Pittsburgh’s riverfront trails and open spaces burst forth with vibrant pink blooms. Five years ago, this community forestry initiative known as the Pittsburgh Redbud Project was launched to increase urban tree canopy and reforest the riverfronts while highlighting the aesthetic benefits of spring.

With the help of several partners and volunteers this Colcom Foundation-funded initiative is creating an attractive reminder about the natural benefits and beauty of Pittsburgh’s riverfronts and greenspaces.

Join Brian Crooks, community forester at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, and Frank Dawson, the Pittsburgh-based landscape architect who conceptualized the Pittsburgh Redbud Project, for a free webinar on Earth Day celebrating the project’s fifth anniversary, and learn how you can help restore our riverfronts with native trees.

April 22, 2021,

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