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Lawrenceville Tree Planting & Tree Park Celebration 4.6.2013

On Saturday April 6, 2013 the public is invited to participate in two exciting Tree Pittsburgh Lawrenceville Tree Tenders (LTT) events.

  • Tree Planting: 45 new trees will be planted in Lawrenceville: 12 street trees throughout our neighborhood and 33 trees in Lawrenceville’s newest green space – the Tree Park at the corner of Stanton Avenue and Keystone Street. Register to plant trees and grab a coffee at 8:45 AM at the Tree Park, located at Keystone St. and Stanton Avenue. Planting will start at 9 AM and end at Noon.
  • Tree Park Celebration: Starting at Noon at the Tree Park there will be food and music provided by Lawrenceville’s own DJ Zombo.

LTT has been working to create the Lawrenceville Tree Park since 2008, in partnership with Lawrenceville United, Lawrenceville Corporation and Tree Pittsburgh. April 6th marks the completion of major work on the Tree Park including the construction of a retaining wall, earthwork, tree plantings and lighting. Next steps include understory plantings and fundraising for a sculptural tree canopy element that will collect rainwater for watering trees and plants on-site.
There are two main goals for the Tree Park: 1) enhancing the quality of life of local residents through open space improvements, and 2) educating the public about trees, sustainability and the environment. The Tree Park converts long-vacant land into a neighborhood amenity. It will also serve as a neighborhood demonstration project, helping to educate visitors about trees, their benefits and care, so that people may be encouraged to plant trees and other plant material around their own homes. Tree and plant species native to southwestern Pennsylvania will be used, helping to create a unique urban park experience. Species diversity will help protect Lawrenceville’s forest from disease and predators.

Event Pre-Registration – Pre-registration for both events is welcome! Email trees@paconserve.org or call412-586-2396.
Project Supporters:
Tree Pittsburgh Lawrenceville Tree Tenders
Tree Pittsburgh
Lawrenceville United
Lawrenceville Corporation
Treevitalize Pittsburgh
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Allegheny County
PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
City of Pittsburgh Green Team
City of Pittsburgh Forestry
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl
Senator Jim Ferlo
Costa Construction
Green Mountain Energy
43rd Street Concrete
The Christie Group
Duquesne Light’s Company’s “Power of Light”
Allegheny Electric
Whole Foods
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh
Design & Engineering
Studio for Spatial Practice
Suhrie Engineering

Additional Information
Tree Pittsburgh Lawrenceville Tree Tenders is an all-volunteer organization with a mission to maintain existing street trees, educate residents and re-forest the neighborhood. The group meets monthly to discuss current projects, including the Tree Park, and tree care days.
Email lvtreetenders@gmail.com or visit treepark.wordpress.com for more information about LTT and the Lawrenceville Tree Park project and to learn how to get involved.

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