Friday, October 22, 2010

Arbor Aid 2010, Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest


Arbor Aid 2010 - Reveal (Pittsburgh PA), Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest

Buy tickets here.

Fri. Oct 29, 2010 at 7:00pm

Guardian Storage Solutions - Strip District
2839 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 View map

Ages: All ages

Price Range: $ 20.00 - $ 25.00


To support their mission of planting, protecting and maintaining Pittsburgh's trees, the Friends will be hosting their annual Arbor Aid fundraiser Oct. 29 on the top floor of Guardian Storage Solutions in the Strip District. This event showcases the creativity of more than 50 local artists and skilled artisans, working with salvaged wood.


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To support their mission of planting, protecting and maintaining Pittsburgh's trees, the Friends will be hosting their annual Arbor Aid fundraiser Oct. 29 on the top floor of Guardian Storage Solutions in the Strip District. This event showcases the creativity of more than 50 local artists and skilled artisans, working with salvaged wood.

Aside from their natural beauty, trees have a host of lesser-known benefits, some particularly beneficial to Pittsburgh.

"They also take in water during rain events," Lenahan says. "Pittsburgh has a serious combined sewer overflow problem. When there's too much stormwater going into the sewer system, it goes right into the river with all our sewage and garbage. Trees can take up a lot of stormwater when it rains, and slow that down.

Trib article.

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