Trees provide shade and shelter, reducing yearly heating and cooling costs by 2.1 billion dollars.
Arbor Aid 2011 Recap
Thanks to the more than fifty artists and hardworking volunteers that helped to make the fourth annual Arbor Aid a great success this year! More than 500 people attended Tree Pittsburgh's annual fundraiser featuring art created from salvaged wood, local food and beverages, music by Life in Balance and The Armadillos, and more than 80 pieces of artwork created by local artists.
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.
Did you have your photo taken at the Hug A Tree Photo Booth? See those images here.