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Benefits of Trees

Pittsburghers have always recognized the importance of ensuring there would be places of natural beauty as a respite from the asphalt and concrete of the city. City planners included the construction of our urban parks and green spaces to preserve the forest amidst the urban jungle. However, it is sometimes harder to recognize the benefits of the large, leafy trees that are randomly interspersed within our city.

Our city is full of these shade trees, which line our streets and communities and bring a little green into our daily lives. In addition to the aesthetic benefits, these trees also have a major impact on the environment and wildlife of the neighborhood that is often less considered. The city's urban forest is slowly disappearing, and we must act before it disappears.

Please join us by supporting the Pittsburgh Shade Tree Commission, and you can make a difference in your community that will be appreciated for years to come.

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City Planning
200 Ross Street
Fourth Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 255-2200