Sunday, January 11, 2009

Pittsburgh, PA; 1/9/09

Fall tree planting in Pittsburgh a success South Pittsburgh Reporter - Pittsburgh,PA,USA The City of Pittsburgh has planted more than 700 trees throughout the city during the fall planting season. More than 150 trees were planted in the business districts alone, including 40 in the downtown business district. Urban Forester Lisa Ceoffe, from the Department of City Planning, explained that more than 30 different species of trees were planted, including native, flowering, and evergreen trees. ”These newly planted trees not only add to the beauty of our City but to our quality of life,” said Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. “Pittsburgh residents will benefit from the increase in shade canopy produced by these trees while our overall urban forest will benefit greatly from the diversity of species being planted.”

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