Trees provide protection from downward fall of rain, sleet, and hail as well as reduce storm run-off and the possibility of flooding.
Tree Pittsburgh Presents Mulch Madness 2012!
For the third year, Tree Pittsburgh will engage city residents in its annual tree care campaign, Mulch Madness. Mulch Madness prepares city trees for winter by removing weeds from tree pits and adding an insulating layer of mulch to the trees’ root systems. Tree Pittsburgh provides mulch, gloves, safety vests, instruction, tools, breakfast, and lunch for each event.
There are six Mulch Madness events throughout the City of Pittsburgh; Friday October 5th in East Liberty, Saturday Oct 6th in Lawrenceville, Friday Oct 12th in the Northside, Saturday Oct 13th in Bloomfield, Sunday Oct 14th on the South Side Trail, and Saturday Oct 20th in Carrick. The South Side Trail Mulch Madness event includes child-friendly activities.
Mulch Madness is part of National NeighborWoods Month, and is supported in part by a grant from Alliance for Community Trees. Additionally, Mulch Madness is supported by Starbucks, Bandy Woodworks, the City of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Shade Tree Commission, and community members dedicating their time and resources to assist in the organization’s largest tree care campaign all year.
“Tree Pittsburgh’s goal is to care for 1,000 trees with over 500 volunteers during the month of October”, says SallyJoe Guzik, Volunteer Coordinator and Membership Coordinator, “volunteering with Tree Pittsburgh provides instant gratification; volunteers are able to see what their hard work has accomplished in a few short hours.”
Registration is required for Mulch Madness events and space is limited. Visit www.treepittsburgh.org/mulchmadness2012 to register or call 412-362-6360 for more information.
Illustration by BeanoGee, 2012.