Arbor Aid

Arbor Aid 2015  ::  Saturday September 26, 2015

The Tree Pittsburgh Heritage Tree Nursery
6111 Butler Street, Lawrenceville
On the Allegheny River

Join us for live music, tours of the new Heritage Tree Nursery, wood artisan demos, silent auctions and our world-famous cookie table!

6:30-8 p.m. Mulch Mixer
Small bites by Whole Foods, wood-fired gourmet pizzas, specialty libations and a silent auction
Live musical performance by Spoonwood Station

8-11 p.m. Main Event
Hors d'oeuvres, libations, cookie table and late night food trucks
Live musical performances by Cabinet, the Turpentiners and the Beagle Brothers

$40 in advance ($30 for Tree Tenders)
$45 at the door
$100 includes VIP Mulch Mixer
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We recommend ride-sharing, taking public transit, or riding your bike to Arbor Aid. Bikes can be locked inside the event along the fence. The 91 and 87 buses stop on Butler, but be aware the 87 will not be running at the end of the event.

Consider using zTrip! zTrip is the app that gets you a black car or taxi. You can book now or later, and there is never any surge pricing! Use the code Arboraid15 for $10 off your ride!

Parking at Arbor Aid is limited. All of the parking lots under the 62nd Street Bridge are available, thanks to our neighbors at Crescent Bath and Kitchen. Parking is also available along Butler Street and along the Allegheny Valley Railroad Road (highlighted in green on the map below). No guests are permitted to park along the street next to the 62nd Street Bridge (highlighted in red). There will be parking and traffic attendants directing guests.

See the map below and please consider alternative transportation or ride-sharing to help the environment and limit your parking needs!

Thanks to our sponsors:

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, whether financial or in-kind, contact Danielle Crumrine at (412) 781-8733 or email


Past Arbor Aid Events

See Arbor Aid 2013's photo booth hereSee images from Arbor Aid 2011 here.  And from the Hug A Tree Photo Booth here.  And see images from Arbor Aid 2010 here.

Arbor Aid is Tree Pittsburgh's annual fundraiser: an event that features artwork created from salvaged and reclaimed wood.  

History of Arbor Aid

Arbor Aid was conceived by Tree Pittsburgh and late local woodworker John Metzler, founder of the Urban Tree Forge. Arbor Aid celebrates the possibilities presented to us by trees as resources within our city. Rather than make mulch or firewood from urban trees that need to be removed, Tree Pittsburgh encourages giving them a longer life by repurposing them as art, furniture, flooring and everything in between.

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