I know this is short notice for an event but I wanted to highlight this event and the organization that it supports. Arbor Aid is the annual fundraiser for Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest – which is an amazing group that has been working to preserve, protect and plant new trees in Pittsburgh.
You may have noticed that Pittsburgh continues to be ranked highly on list of places to live and one of the many reasons that Pittsburgh is getting high scores for liveability is the green space in this city. In Pittsburgh you can afford to live on a tree lined street. Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest has been working to educate and train city residents to take care of trees in neighborhoods all over the city. Another great thing about this organization is that they are working closely with residents and local government to keep Pittsburgh a shady city.
So, if you are looking for a great evening on Friday – check out Arbor Aid. This event is held on the top floor of the Guardian Storage Building in the Strip District. The event features artwork created from salvaged wood.
This year’s event, Reveal encourages artists to reveal the beauty of urban trees. This year’s event is special as we both mark a new chapter in our organization’s history with the unveiling of our new name and logo as well as honor the memory of our dear friend and supporter, John Metzler, creator of the Urban Tree Forge.
Interested in volunteering with Friends of the Urban Forest? Check out their Tree Tenders course here.
Arbor Aid details are available here – http://www.pittsburghforest.org/arboraid