Do you like trees?

One of our neighbors from Bethoven stopped into the PHCA office today to ask about getting a tree in front of her home through the TreeVitalize program. I’m so glad that she did, because the deadline is coming up really quickly.TreeVitalize is responsible for the new trees that have been planted in Polish Hill over the last two years. From their website

Responding to an alarming trend of the loss of trees in Pennsylvania’s metropolitan areas, TreeVitalize is a public-private partnership to help restore tree cover, educate citizens about planting trees as an act of caring for our environment, and build capacity among local governments to understand, protect and restore their urban trees.

If you are interested in having a tree planted in front of your property, contact us at the Polish Hill Civic Association as soon as possible. You can reach us by phone at 412-681-1950 or by email at You can download a pdf application here.

TreeVitalize also conducts Tree Tender training sessions. The next session begins September 15. You can get more details. here.