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.

The Pittsburgh Redbud ProjectOur 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.

Listed below are the Spring 2018 volunteer tree planting events.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will be working in 11 neighborhoods to plant hundreds of trees this season. Help make the Pittsburgh region greener by registering for a TreeVitalize,  Pittsburgh Redbud Project or Trees for Johnstown volunteer tree planting. Pre-registration is required. For more information on how to get involved with community tree plantings or to register, please contact Lauren Fike at 412-586-2386 or

Upcoming Tree Planting Events:

March 24, 2018
9:00 a.m. - Swissvale - Meeting location: Nevada St and McClure Ave, Swissvale, PA 15218

March 31, 2018
9:00 a.m. - Grandview Park - Pittsburgh Redbud Project - Meeting location: Bailey Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
9:00 a.m. - Whitaker - Whitaker Field - Meeting location: Connection St, Pittsburgh, PA 15120

April 7, 2018
9:00 a.m. - Allentown - Meeting location: East Warrington Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15210
9:00 a.m. - Point of View Park - Pittsburgh Redbud Project - Meeting location: 1435 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
9:00 a.m. - Troy Hill - Provident Charter School - Meeting location: 1400 Troy Hill Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

April 21, 2018
9:00 a.m. - Garfield - Meeting location: 4911 Kincaid St, Pittsburgh, PA  15224
9:00 a.m. - Lawrenceville - Meeting location: Duncan Parklet, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

April 28, 2018
9:00 a.m. - Manchester - Meeting location: 1800 Chateau St (vacant lot at the corner of Chateau St & Columbus Ave), Pittsburgh, PA  15233
9:00 a.m. - Johnstown - Meeting location: West End Park (on the “S-curves” off Route 56), Johnstown, PA 15906

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.