Tree Pittsburgh is an environmental non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing community vitality by restoring and protecting the urban forest through tree maintenance, planting, education, and advocacy. Their vision is to create a healthy urban forest for all by inspiring and engaging people to maintain, plant, and protect trees. They believe that all people have the right to benefit from the many health, environmental, and social benefits that trees provide. Research shows that children with access to trees and parks – even a view of greenery – benefit both physically and mentally and receive positive impacts on their ability to learn and thrive academically.
Tree Pittsburgh develops and delivers programs for children and young adults in and out of the classroom setting. They believe that youth play a critical role as both future advocates and stewards of the environment, but also as the generation that must live with the long-term consequences of climate change. To that end, they make their programs relative to the world around them and hands-on to leave a most lasting impression.
The team at Tree Pittsburgh includes experts in the field of forestry, urban ecology, landscape design, tree propagation, and environmental education. With its new riverfront campus on the Allegheny River, students can visit to participate in unique, outdoor programs along the forested riverfront and in the organization’s tree nursery.