Volunteer to Plant Trees

Thanks to the help of dedicated volunteers, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy plants trees, and installs and plants community flower gardens and green infrastructure projects across the region. We appreciate the thousands of volunteers who give their time and effort to plant and maintain these vital green community assets.

We’ve engaged about 15,100 people in planting more than 37,600 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 2021 Volunteer Tree Planting 

To help limit the spread of COVID-19, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy cancelled volunteer tree planting opportunities in 2020 and spring 2021. We look forward to getting outdoors with you again this fall for TreeVitalize Pittsburgh or Pittsburgh Redbud Project tree plantings to continue these greening efforts in the Pittsburgh region. For more information on how to get involved with community tree plantings or to register to volunteer, please contact Alicia Wehrle at 412-586-2386 or We'll provide updates on our website and on social media as volunteer opportunities become available this fall.

Upcoming Tree Planting Events:

If you’re interested in volunteering to plant trees in fall 2021, please contact Alicia Wehrle at 412-586-2386 or

We'll keep you updated on volunteer tree planting opportunities.

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.