Aspinwall scheduled to get 28 new trees
Volunteers planted trees along streets in Aspinwall as part of the Tree Vitalize program on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.
Photo by Jan Pakler | for The Herald
Aspinwall is getting another batch of trees through a Western Pennsylvania Conservancy program.
Volunteers will plant 28 trees throughout the community on Nov. 9.
Those trees follow the 24 that were planted last year through the program. This year's trees will focus on First and Third streets and Western Avenue, Ann Pawlikowski, head of the borough's Shade Tree Commission, said.
Trees at the top of the hill on Center Avenue also will be replaced.
Pawlikowski said the specific types of trees have been chosen by representatives from the conservancy. They map out what types of trees can grow best in each location.
That help and expertise has been positive for the community, Pawlikowski said.
“It's great to work with them because you get site appropriate and you get a variety,” Pawlikowski said.
The planting event will be similar to last year's program.
“It's a nice way to be involved in your community,” Pawlikowski said.
Planting day will begin at 9 a.m. Volunteers should be at the borough building at 217 Commercial Ave.
Tools and materials needed will be provided, and coffee, donuts and lunch will be available. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Pre-registration is required at www.paconserve.org/360.
For information, call 412-586-2386.
Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments â either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.