Arbor Day is here! Arbor Day is a special day set aside to celebrate all that trees provide for us. Trees bring a lot of benefits to our city streets. Not only do they make the streets more beautiful but they also provide shade for humans, homes for birds and insects, and help to keep some storm water out of our pipes and sewers. Arbor Day provides a great chance to celebrate these benefits and show trees some love by giving them some extra attention.
Trees do more than beautify our streets; they provide great economic benefits, too! Here are a few ways trees help our economy every day:
TreeVitalize Pittsburgh will plant more than 600 trees in the
metropolitan area this spring, a move which will bring the partnership closer
to its current goal of planting 20,000 trees in the region.
Under the management of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and
with the help of volunteers, TreeVitalize Pittsburgh will plant trees in 22
communities and neighborhoods in and around Pittsburgh. The partnership is
accepting registrations for volunteeres to work at these events.