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Did you say urban forestry? You bettcha! Although these words may seem contradictory there is increasing interest in increasing the number of trees within our neighborhoods. Why? They may not help get you to work, or ask how your day was, but trees are key members of a healthy community.
Take a look around. If you live in or around the City of Pittsburgh take a look out your window and I bet you will see a tree.
Our committment to the Urban Forest.
As tree-stewards, we at Nine Mile Run are committed to improving the quality and quanitity of trees in our Watershed both in the public-right-of-way and on private property. Part of our committment includes monitoring the health and diversity of public trees and planting trees within our watershed communities.
The street tree inventory data have been analyzed using a new computer program called STRATUM.
Developed by the U.S. Forest Service and the Davey Tree Company, STRATUM will help NMRWA and the watershed boroughs calculate the economic and environmental benefits of the street trees.
Public street trees refer to those growing between the sidewalk and street or within arms reach of the street and are the responsibility of the borough. These trees are part of the urban forest and actually do a lot of work for the community, including absorbing excess storm water runoff, reducing air pollution, increasing property values, and reducing heating and cooling costs for residents and businesses.
Planting Trees along the Penn Avenue Business District in Wilkinsburg
Children working at the Stone Soup Community Garden on Franklin Avenue.