Trees and Parks Committee

Committee Chair: Gary Crouth

Street trees in the business district have been a priority since 2007 when SHUC first began planting on Forbes.  Attempts to plant Murray have been more difficult but there have been some successes with private property owners, Giant Eagle and Brandywine Agency for example.

SHUC coordinates with the various parks groups, the City Forrester and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy on maintaining the health of our Squirrel HiIl parks.

A TreeVitalize application is submitted by SHUC twice a year to secure funding for spring and fall plantings in our residential areas and in the business district.  The City Forester applies for trees in our parks.

This resource offers a great opportunity for Squirrel Hill residents to contribute to the community’s vitality, one tree at a time. Simply fill out the Tree Request Form and mail it to Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition’s main office at 5604 Solway Street or scan and email to We’ll forward your request – along with your neighbors’ – on to the city’s forestry division.

Please consider planting a tree. After all, it’s free!

Click to download the tree request form

about SHUC

Preserving, Improving, and Celebrating the Quality of Life in Squirrel Hill

For over fifty years, the Coalition has been an active and important link in the community. It has served as a sounding board for new ideas, as well as a “watchdog” in the areas of public safety, education, residential quality, the business district, and parks and open space. With its focus on the quality of life in the 14th Ward, SHUC continues to monitor activities and future developments in the community through a range of standing committees.


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