Trees

Volunteer to Plant Trees

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is proud of the green projects that we undertake and maintain throughout the region. Tree plantings, gardens and community green infrastructure projects are successful thanks to volunteers who give their time and effort to plant and maintain green assets.

We’ve engaged with more than 13,000 people in planting nearly 30,000 trees in neighborhoods throughout Western Pennsylvania since 2008. We welcome you to take part in one of these fun and beneficial events that directly impact your community and our region.

Our volunteers come from all walks of life and are of all ages. They may come as individuals, families, community groups or corporate volunteers. Some have never planted trees before; others are experienced Tree Tenders and have been planting and caring for trees with us for years. We welcome all who would like to participate in our projects to help improve the living landscape!

What do Tree Planting Volunteers do?

WPC provides many opportunities for people to make a positive difference through planting or maintaining trees along our streets, trails and in our parks. Volunteers plant trees alongside WPC staff and partners using the best forestry practices. Properly planted and maintained trees provide natural beauty environmental and economic benefits, and improved habitat for years to come.

How do I get involved?

Community tree plantings take place each spring and fall. For more information, check out our tree planting schedule this spring. Volunteers are asked to wear long pants, closed-toed shoes and to dress for the weather. All plantings will be held rain, snow or shine. Feel free to bring a reusable water bottle. All necessary tools will be provided by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and our partners.

Fall 2019 Volunteer Tree Planting Schedule

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has worked in 11 neighborhoods to plant hundreds of trees in 2019. Help make the Pittsburgh region greener by registering for a TreeVitalize,  Pittsburgh Redbud Project or Trees for Johnstown volunteer tree plantings this spring. Pre-registration is required. For more information on how to get involved with community tree plantings or to register, please contact Alicia Wehrle at 412-586-2386 or AWehrle@paconserve.org.

Upcoming Tree Planting Events:

November 7, 2019

Northshore - 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. - The Pittsburgh Redbud Project - Northshore Riverfront Park - 1 Allegheny Ave PittsburghPA  15212

November 9, 2019

North Side - The Pittsburgh Redbud Project - Three Rivers Heritage Trail - 600 River Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Harrison Township - Highlands Community Center (1500 Pacific Ave Natrona HeightsPA  15065)

November 16, 2019

Brentwood - 2935 Brownsville Road Pittsburgh PA 15227
Lawrenceville - Stephen Foster Community Center (286 Main St PittsburghPA  15201)
Highland Park - 5901 Hampton St Pittsburgh, PA 15206
South Side Park - 2000 Julia St Pgh, PA 15210

All tree planting events take place from 9 a.m. to noon, unless otherwise noted.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy considers applicants and volunteers without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual preference, disability, marital status or veteran status.