Plant a tree in the parks and establish a legacy for generations to come.
“He that plants trees loves others beside himself.” – Thomas Fuller
Many choose to support our restorative tree fund in Pittsburgh’s parks. Here are some common reasons people donate to our tree fund:
- In tribute of someone you respect, love, or admire
- To celebrate a birth, birthday, or marriage
- In recognition of a life change, or achievement
- As a gesture of community service
- In memory of someone who has passed away
Our Horticulture and Forestry Team works to nurture and protect the green spaces we love. Whether planting new trees, shrubs, and flowers or investigating new destructive insects and diseases, our gardens and parks require year-round maintenance and the utmost care.
Best planting practices dictate that trees are planted in Spring and Fall. Commemorative trees (including ones with ceremonies) donated after February 15 will be held and planted in November and trees donated after August 15 will be held and planted in April.
Restoration Tree Planting
Donate to plant a restoration tree in one of Pittsburgh’s parks. These small, native trees will grow up to restore Pittsburgh’s tree canopy. Each tree is planted in the area of greatest need as determined by Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy staff.
Commemorative Tree Planting
Donate to have Parks Conservancy staff plant a larger (2” caliper) Commemorative tree. These trees are more substantial in size and maturity and your donation covers two years of care and maintenance by Parks Conservancy staff.
Commemorative Tree Planting and Ceremony
Donate to have Parks Conservancy staff plant a larger (2” caliper) Commemorative tree, includes hosting a ceremony with as many friends and family as you’d like.
Gentle Giants Fund
Give a gift today or start your own fundraiser for Pittsburgh's Gentle Giants. Gentle Giants are our park's large, mature trees, which are in need of protection and proper care.
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