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Monday, March 8, 2010

Wanna Free Tree?

If this warmer weather is making you think of spring planting, check out the South Side Pittsburgh Tree Project. After the devastation that February's snow storms wrecked on our Pittsburgh tree stock, I hope to see many new plantings this spring.

If you're really into trees, you should also check out Pittsburgh's tree tender program. This is a class through the Pittsburgh Friends of the Urban Forest where you learn more about the importance of trees and how to care for them.

Some Tree Benefits

  • Cleaner Air - Trees "breathe" in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen making our air better.
  • Storm Water Run-Off - Trees absorb water making it less likely for that water to combine with sewage and flow into our rivers.
  • Natural Air Conditioning - Shade from trees is natural air conditioning.
  • Beauty - Isn't it just nice to look at trees?

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