Though biodiversity is a key determiner of forest health, a 2008 study found the 15 most abundant tree species in the state represent 85.7% of the total population of Pittsburgh's trees. Tree Pittsburgh cultivates the growth and diversity of the urban forest by planting and maintaining trees, as well as educating and engaging residents to care for the environment.
Through the Tree Pittsburgh Tree Nursery project, the organization aims to develop a more diverse stock of trees to restore local ecosystems. The group draws seeds from local harvests to select preferable features and ensure that the trees can withstand urban conditions. Time, industrialization, and urban sprawl depleted the early urban forests, leaving a pittance of trees in the state, 36% of which are maples. By reintroducing a variety of species, Tree Pittsburgh can help return the urban forest to a healthier state, planting robust hardwoods that help soak up storm water to minimize pollution, clean particulates from the air to increase public health, and create beautiful green spaces across the city.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help improve tree diversification in the urban forest. If G-Team members raise $350, Tree Pittsburgh can cultivate 35 local trees from seed to saplings. Each additional $10 raised will fund the planting of one sapling.
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