Cultivate Diversity: Mix It Up for Healthy NeighborWoods
The purpose of developing the Tree Show is to stimulate creative thought and activity around the utilization of urban trees in new and creative ways. The intent is to demonstrate new and/or unique possibilities for the creative use of our urban forest resources. A local, historic cemetery, Allegheny Cemetery, experienced great tree loss over the past few years, and instead of landfilling the fallen trees, artists will use the wood to create works of art. Four-teen artists will exhibit their work in a Downtown gallery space. The event will also feature live music and food. A percentage of the sales will go to Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest and Allegheny Cemeter to replant trees.
Date: October 30, 2008
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Downtown Pittsburgh.
Purpose: To celebrate the benefits of trees in the places people live. During National NeighborWoods Month, we want to share the message that planting and caring for trees adds value to our communities. Trees are not just a local concern but a national one as well. Your participation in National NeighborWoods Month not only enhances your community’s health, but also furthers our collective efforts to ensure that everyone gets to live in neighborhoods with trees.
Note: National NeighborWoods Month is part of the National NeighborWoods program, an initiative to re-green North American cities from coast to coast. The National NeighborWoods initiative is a program of the national Alliance for Community Trees in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation.
For Immediate Release Contact:
September 29, 2008
Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest
Local NeighborWoods Month Event Media Advisory
National NeighborWoods Month Media Advisory