Tree Pittsburgh’s motto of protecting and growing the urban forest of Southwestern Pennsylvania is at work in McKeesport.
The organization partnered with Mayor Michael Cherepko’s office to host a reservation-only tree giveaway in Renziehausen Park on April 30. Due to the overwhelming initial response to the event, Tree Pittsburgh a second wave of free trees specifically for McKeesport residents. The giveaway was a success, with area residents taking home a variety of saplings that should thrive in their home landscapes. Mayor Cherepko said he looks forward to hosting seasonal events with Tree Pittsburgh in the spring and fall each year.