Join us on Negley Run to Plant 100 Trees
Tree Pittsburgh, together with multiple teams of volunteers and a contracted goat herd from Allegheny GOATScape, pushed back the invasive plant populations and got this area ready for tree planting.
Join Tree Pittsburgh, Negley Run Watershed Task Force, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, and Larimer Consensus Group in a tree planting on 11/12/2022 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, followed by a watershed walk from the planting site to Liberty Green featuring the River Roots Project from 12:00 PM. The day will conclude with food, activities for family and friends, and music at Liberty Green Park.
Tree Pittsburgh will provide tools, equipment, and work gloves. Please feel free to bring your work gloves too.
This project will be RUGGED. Volunteers must wear long pants, close-toed shoes or boots, and weather-appropriate clothing (jackets, gloves).
Brief Site History
In the early 1900s, Negley Run Blvd's north side was lined with numerous homes, demolished around the middle of the century. After the demolition of these homes, this area was incorporated into Highland Park, becoming a part of the park's wooded southern arm.
Following the demolition of the homes, invasive plants moved into the disturbed area and have spent the last 50+ years spreading and crowding out native canopy trees that would otherwise offer a healthier forest ecology.Date: 11/12/2022 (Sat.) Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm EST Location: Highland Park on Negley Run, Details to Follow Related files:
Volunteer Code of Conduct.pdf (66KB pdf)
Minor Consent Form.pdf (83KB pdf)