Standing Tall program featured expert knowledge and real world application

Standing Tall: Fostering Tree Health and Community Well-Being featured a panel of local government officials and “tree experts” presenting an informative program featuring an overview on the benefits of a municipal forestry program and advice on the best way to develop, nurture and sustain the street trees and tree canopy of your community. It was held on July 7, 2016 in Sewickley. In addition to offering introductory instruction, participants received guidance on resources and expertise to engage when developing their own program and participated on a walking tour to see Sewickley’s efforts in action.20160707_114102

Topics included:

  • Tree species selection & climate change preparation
  • Dealing with Invasives and Pests
  • Pruning, care of mature trees, and tree removal
  • Salt application
  • TreeVitalize program
  • Allegheny Watershed Alliance and Allegheny Conservation District resources

Many thanks to our speakers:
Kevin Flannery, Borough Manager, Sewickley Borough
Rebecca Zeyzus, Allegheny Watershed Alliance
Brian Wolyniak, Urban Forester, Penn State Extension
Joe Stavish, Tree Pittsburgh, Community Education Coordinator
Burlton Griffith, Arborist, Bartlett Tree Experts
Charlie Kirkpatrick, Allegheny County Conservation District
Jim Edson, Bartlett Tree Experts.

This program was offered in partnership with Allegheny County Conservation District, American Public Works Association – Western PA Chapter, Governors Center for Local Government Services/DCED as part of the Sustainable Development Academy, a joint program of Local Government Academy and Sustainable Pittsburgh.  Many thanks to Sewickley Borough for hosting this program.