Pittsburgh giving away trees for Earth Day

From today’s Post-Gazette:  The city of Pittsburgh will give away trees from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the City/County building portico between Fourth and Forbes avenues.

Dogwood, crabapple and sweet gum trees will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. The city says it prefers to give trees to city residents, but won’t check IDs unless there’s a big demand as supplies run low.

As part of the city’s Earth Day celebration, trees also will be given away from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Frick Environmental Center in Squirrel Hill.

Recipients will be asked to register their trees so the city can keep track of tree-plantings.

The giveaways are part of the city’s TreeVitalize program, the aim of which is to plant 20,000 trees by 2012.

See this article on the Post-Gazette website.