Effort to Save Trees Takes Root

MAR 13, 2010

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fifteen tree companies put in the equivalent of $30,000 in volunteer labor Friday at Allegheny Commons Park, removing 15 trees and repairing damage to more than 50 wounded in February's snowstorms.

Matt Erb, arborist for Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest, organized what one arborist called "a massive effort" in the North Side park.

"All the arborists are out," said Phil Gruszka, arborist and maintenance director for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. Read full article