Tree Resources: Organizations

Allegheny Commons Initiative

Pittsburgh's oldest park, Allegheny Commons, dates to 1867 when it was designed to provide "breathing places" for the citizens of what was then the sooty city of Allegheny.  Learn more about the organization formed to preserve it!

Friends of the Riverfront

For 20 years, Friends of the Riverfront has been on the ground and in the water, working to protect and restore our region’s priceless rivers and riverfronts.  Learn more about Pittsburgh extensive land and water trails as well as how to become a part of their protection and maintenance.

Category: local organization

Mount Washington Community Development Corporation

MWCDC is the leading force behind the creation of Pittsburgh’s newest park, Emerald View Park – 235 acres of trails, forests, and passive green space.

Category: local organization

Nine Mile Run Watershed Association

NMRWA works to ensure the restoration and protection of the Nine Mile Run Watershed through citizen engagementdemonstration projects, and 

Category: local organization

PA Community Forestry Council

PACFC serves as a vehicle for DCNR Bureau of Forestry and Penn State University to guides a statewide program that provides technical and financial assistance for communities and volunteer groups.

Category: local organization

Penn State Extension

Penn State Extension staff is there to provide you with technical expertise on everything from food production to tree pests and diseases. Learn more about their many education programs hosted throughout the year.

Category: local organization

Phipps Conservatory Botanical Garden

Awaken your senses. Immerse yourself in 17 distinct botanical experiences. Encounter something of the secret life of plants and glimpse one of the world's greenest public gardens. Yes! They have fantastic trees too!

Category: local organization

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy was founded in 1996 by a group of citizens concerned with the deteriorating conditions of Pittsburgh's parks.


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