Wilkinsburg, PA (January 5, 2009)- The Borough of Wilkinsburg’s government has recently created a Shade Tree advisory committee, to promote trees’ invaluable environmental, aesthetic, end economic benefits to the community. It is part of the city’s “Green Wilkinsburg” campaign, which handles its robust recycling program. Since the community has such a close tie to the fragile Nine Mile Run Watershed, it is especially important that the community has shade trees to absorb water, reduce flooding, and improve the quality of storm water runoff entering the watershed.
Whereas trees in public spaces are a resource that provide great benefit to people, wildlife, and the ecosystem, the organization’s mission is to ensure that trees within the Borough of Wilkinsburg are fostered, maintained and planted with due regard for public safety, economy, education and enjoyment.
The Shade Tree Committee typically meets at 7:00 pm on the third Monday of each month in the third floor auditorium of the Wilkinsburg Borough Building.
For more information, visit Wilkinsburg Shade Tree Advisory Committee.