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Volunteers sought to plant 54 trees in Harrison

Brian C. Rittmeyer
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Brian C. Rittmeyer | Tribune-Review
Of 54 trees to be planted in Harrison in November, 27 will be placed along Sycamore Street in the Natrona neighborhood, pictured on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019.

Volunteers are being sought to help plant trees in Harrison on Saturday, Nov. 9.

About 75 volunteers will be needed that morning to plant 54 trees, obtained with an award from the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and TreeVitalize, township Commissioner Chuck Dizard said.

“Not many communities outside of the city of Pittsburgh have had this level of support,” Dizard said. “In great part, this is because our township Tree Committee has demonstrated real commitment to promote trees in Harrison Township, and we have had a good showing with volunteers for the other planting events.”

Trees will be planted at the Highlands Middle School rain garden, in Natrona Park and along Union Avenue, near Blessed Sacrament, and Sycamore Street, across from the mill, Dizard said.

The most trees — 27 — will go along Sycamore, while 18 will be planted along Union. Seven trees and bushes will go in the rain garden, while two will replace trees in Natrona Park.

Volunteers will begin gathering at the Highlands Community Center, next to Golden Rams Stadium, around 8:30 a.m. A planting demonstration will start at 9 a.m. Planting should be done at noon, and a lunch will be served.

Shovels, gloves, mulch and other supplies will be provided.

Those interested in volunteering should contact Harrison Tree Committee Chairman Tom Cajka at [email protected] or 724-226-3559.

Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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