Volunteers needed to plant street trees in Park Place on Saturday, October 25th.
The Greater Park Place Neighborhood Association (GPPNA) will be planting street trees throughout the neighborhood on Saturday, October 25th and we need your help. The GPPNA is participating in the Western Pennsylvania Conservatory’s TreeVitalize program to plant 15 free street trees in the Park Place neighborhood.
We will need help planting, staking, and watering trees, getting photographs of the event, and with coordination on the day of the event.
You don’t have to know a lot about trees or gardening, or be able to do lots of heavy lifting. There will be a short and informative tree planting demonstration by a certified arborist to start things off and there will be knowledgeable Tree Tenders on hand to help out during the plantings. All you need to do is show up in some yard work / gardening clothes and be willing to get a little bit dirty. The tree planting will involve moving heavy trees and using sharp hand-tools, so we do not recommend this activity for small children.
Please note that the planting will go ahead rain or shine, so if you are interested in helping, please dress appropriately. Please bring gardening gloves and a shovel if you have them. We’ll also have a few loaner tools.
12.30: Meet at 511 East End Ave. to sign in, drink coffee, eat
some snacks, and chat with your neighbors
1 – 1.30pm: Tree planting demonstration at 511 East End Ave.
1.30 – 5pm: Break into groups of 4 – 5 and plant trees.
If you want to help out, but can’t stay the entire afternoon, we can still use your help! Any time that you can give is greatly appreciated.
To participate or for more info, contact Joni Rabinowitz (412-241-8359 or firstname.lastname@example.org ) and let her know that you plan on coming out to help so that we know how many volunteers to expect and can plan accordingly.
For questions about how to get a free TreeVitalize street tree, contact Henry Schumacher
( 412-657-8148 or email@example.com ) so the GPPNA can organize another street tree planting next fall.
Help make Park Place a more beautiful neighborhood and restore Pittsburgh’s Urban Forest, come help out on October 25th!
Thanks for your help,
The Park Place Tree Committee: Joni Rabinowitz, Hyla Willis, and Henry Schumacher