Pittsburgh is one of four cities chosen as a Reforestation Hub to help our urban trees

Published in NEXTPittsburgh.com

In 2014, National Geographic analyzed American cities’ urban tree cover — and found that Pittsburgh came out on top, with 42% tree cover. This “expanded urban forest removes 532 tons of air pollution every year,” noted the study.

Since then, the City of Pittsburgh has dropped to an estimated 41% tree cover, due to pests, invasive species like the emerald ash borer, disease, and lack of maintenance. American cities as a whole lose an average of 36 million trees a year.

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