Tree, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0)image from glindsay65’s photostream

Tree Pittsburgh is an environmental non-profit organization. Their mission is to enhance Pittsburgh’s vitality by restoring and protecting our city trees. As part of that mission, Tree Pittsburgh and their partners are currently developing the city’s very first Urban Forest Master Plan — “an initiative that will align the community around a shared vision for protecting, growing and maintaining our urban forest for future generations, creating substantial returns from a singular investment.” Public involvement and input is crucial to the development of the plan. To that end, Tree Pittsburgh is asking Pittsburghers to take a very short survey on their likes and dislikes about urban trees. They need as many Pittsburghers as possible to take the survey by the end of this month. Participants can register to win Giant Eagle gift cards and Tree Pittsburgh T-shirts, tote bags and more!

Pittsburgh’s urban forest is a treasure. It not only delights residents, but is also a revelation to visitors to our city. Moreover, our trees provide numerous practical benefits such as soaking up stormwater runoffs, helping prevent hillside erosion and cleaning our air. Please add your voice to the conversation by taking the survey here.

Snowy tree, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0)image from Sgt. Pepperedjane’s photostream