Park Tree Fund

Mellon Park Walled Garden Spring Green Walkway

Plant a tree in the parks and establish a legacy for generations to come.

Pittsburgh's park trees thrive because of the generosity of many individuals who give back and help the urban forest grow. 

From commemorating life's greatest moments to honoring loved ones who are no longer with you, below are several common reasons people donate to support Pittsburgh's park trees:

  • In tribute to 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

Did you know the best time to plant trees is 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 saved 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 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 Commemorative tree, includes hosting a ceremony with as many friends and family as you’d like.


We're giving environmental stewards who love contributing to Pittsburgh's tree canopy an exciting new opportunity to give back! The Canopy Keepers are tree lovers dedicated to seeing the urban forest thrive for generations to come. When you become part of the Canopy Keepers, our horticulture team can continue planting new trees in areas of need, plus; care for existing mature trees, research tree species that will thrive in our changing environment, and monitor and trap invasive pests.

For more information, please contact:

Alana Wenk

Director of Advancement