Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest

Protecting and Growing our Urban Forest

aka Tree Pittsburgh   |   Pittsburgh, PA   |  www.treepittsburgh.org

Mission

Tree Pittsburgh is an environmental non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing community vitality by restoring and protecting the urban forest through tree planting and care, education, advocacy, and land conservation.

Ruling year info

1996

Principal Officer

Danielle Crumrine

Main address

32 62nd Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15201 USA

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EIN

25-1778057

NTEE code info

Forest Conservation (C36)

Urban, Community (S31)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Urban Forest Management and Community Technical Support

Tree Pittsburgh’s team of International Certified Arborists consult and work with municipal leaders and Shade Tree Commissions to provide community technical support. This work empowers communities to create their own plans for managing their urban forest.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Tree Pittsburgh’s Tree Planting and Reforestation program aims to replenish tree canopy in areas where natural forest regeneration has been diminished. Our staff works with volunteer groups and other nonprofit or municipal partners to bring invasive plants under control, plant new trees, and maintain these sites until trees have become established as a part of the urban forest. We also partner with TreeVitalize Pittsburgh to plant trees in Pittsburgh and across Allegheny County.d in 2008.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Tree Pittsburgh builds community by caring for newly planted trees throughout the city. We partner with volunteers and Tree Tenders to organize tree care days in their neighborhood. Our staff works with corporate and volunteer groups to care for large-scale street tree plantings. We manage a crew and organize pruning workshops in the winter and mulching parties in the spring, summer, and fall.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Tree Pittsburgh’s Heritage Nursery grows trees from locally collected seeds. These trees are proven to be hardy and resilient in urban settings. We plant these trees in our own restoration projects and sell them wholesale to strengthen the region’s urban forest.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Tree Pittsburgh develops and delivers solution-oriented, STEM-based educational programs that engage and inspire current and next-generation environmental advocates. We equip both adults and children with the knowledge and skills necessary to care for our region’s urban forest and vital tree canopy. From One Tree Per Child Pittsburgh and Explorers Program to our flagship Tree Tenders Course, we offer educational opportunities for anyone who wants to learn and do more for our urban forest.

Population(s) Served

Tree Pittsburgh provides many opportunities for residents to get hands-on experience in caring for the region’s urban forest. Through tree planting, tree care and maintenance, and work in the Heritage Nursery, volunteers are a vital part of every aspect of Tree Pittsburgh’s work.

We provide groups of all sizes the opportunity to connect while getting their hands dirty. Corporate groups, university students, and groups of like-minded neighbors alike benefit from the experience of working together toward the common purpose of caring for trees.

Through tree care and planting events Tree Pittsburgh volunteers, and the community at large, gain knowledge and understanding of the benefits trees have on the health and vitality of our region.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Partners, program participants, teachers, students, community members.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest

Board of directors
as of 7/23/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Anne Franks

(Ret.) Executive Director, Institutional Advancement, University of Pittsburgh

Darla Cravotta

Office of County Exceutive, Rich Fitzgerald

Frank DeFazio

United Concordia Companies, Inc.

Anne Franks

(Ret.) Executive Director, Institutional Advancement, University of Pittsburgh

Maureen Joyce

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Courtney Patterson

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Mary Ellen Ramage

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Michael Zimmerman

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James Rooney

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Isabela-Cajiao Angelelli, MD

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Justin Berk

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Tony Igwe

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Matthew Plecity

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/08/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

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