TCR has built a working relationship with Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and the TreeVitalize Pittsburgh program to facilitate recurring tree planting events in the McKeesport community. Our tree planting history began in 2014, where TCR worked to reestablish a Shade Tree Commission for McKeesport in route to earning tree planting eligibility. Starting in 2015, we planted our first 26 trees, and as of Fall 2021, TCR will have planted 101 trees across the McKeesport Library District, Twin Rivers Primary/Intermediate School, and Renziehausen Park. Check out the photos below to see some of our tree planting activities in years past!
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is currently conducting a city-wide tree audit of every tree in McKeesport; identifying and recording the condition of each tree, the level of canopy cover, and the absence of existing trees. TCR is involved, on a community outreach level, with the Conservancy’s steering committee.