|July 10, 2012|
|1:00 pm||to||3:00 pm|
A few days after the formal opening of the Clean Rivers Campaign, it was encouraging to read about the launching of an Urban Forest Master Plan for Pittsburgh. Commissioned by Tree Pittsburgh, and described by Justin Hopper in the Post-Gazette. Although the city’s tree canopy of 42 percent is greater than that of ‘leafy’ cities such as Seattle, Tree Pittsburgh calls for more and healthier trees in the city. That bodes well for needed retention of storm water as suggested by the Clean Rivers Campaign. Tree Pittsburgh will be among the Pittsburgh Greenspace Alliance presenters at the City Council post-agenda meeting at 1:00 pm this coming Tuesday.