In the next week, Tree Pittsburgh has four upcoming events, any one of which deserves your support. First, there’s their annual spring Happy Hour Beirgarten at Penn Brewery on Thursday May 10th from 6pm-9pm. This is an opportunity for Tree Pittsburgh to recognize all of their wonderful volunteers, Tree Tenders, members, supporters, staff, and tree enthusiasts. Light fare will be provided by Tree Pittsburgh. Beverages and additional food will be available for purchase. Penn Brewery is located at 800 Vinial Street in Troy Hill.
Then, on Saturday May 12th from 8am-4pm, there’s a Tree Climbing Competition in Arsenal Park on 40th Street in Lawrenceville. Watch as professional Tree Climbers take to the limbs to compete for a chance at the State and National titles. Also at this event, kids can learn and test their skills on the Kids’ Climb (adults are welcome too).
Also on Saturday May 12, from 9pm-2am, there’s Enchanted Forest: A Party to Benefit Tree Pittsburgh at Ryan’s Pub, 607 S. Braddock Ave, Regent Square. Tickets can be purchased in advance here.
The tree-themed merriment includes dancing to DJ J Malls and Noetik Five Thousand; tree accessory making, a photo booth, and beer and food specials. Suggested Donation: $10.
Finally, on Tuesday May 15th from 6:30-8:30, is Bees, Trees & Honeys, at the Stephen Foster Community Center, 286 Main Street in Lawrenceville. Learn about the significance of each tree species in terms of local crop production and the beekeeping season. Taste local honey that features the distinctive flavors of local trees’ blossoms. This class is presented by Tree Pittsburgh’s Certified Arborists and Christina Joy Neumann, who worked as a commercial beekeep at Volcano Island Honey Company and also has been actively keeping bees for 7 years. Suggested Donation $5-10, and Pre-registration appreciated here.