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Aspinwall scheduled to get 28 new trees

Jan Pakler | for The Herald
Volunteers planted trees along streets in Aspinwall as part of the Tree Vitalize program on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.

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Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

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

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

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