The City of Pittsburgh is partnering with the SCA to take on a Sustainablility Fellow with the City's Urban Forester. The Urban Forester leads tree plantings and tree care for Pittsburgh's street trees in partnership with Tree Pittsburgh (www.treepittsburgh.org) through the TreeVitalize program (http://www.paconserve.org/216/treevitalize). The TreeVitalize program is a program partnership with the City of Pittsburgh, Tree Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Western PA Conservancy, and DCNR.
The Sustainable City Fellow is responsible for assisting with:
- Assessing neighborhood tree planting sites
- Planting street trees with neighborhood partners
- Assessing the potential impact of street trees for reducing asthma rates in key neighborhoods.
- Pursuing continued funding for projects and partnerships.