Volunteers plant trees


Volunteers from Ben Avon and Emsworth, with help from members of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, planted trees on Laurel, Prospect, Dickson, and Sturgeon avenues in Ben Avon, as well as in Avon Park, on April 11. The trees, obtained through the TreeVitalize project, were selected specifically for each site by professional urban foresters. Local coordinator Ephraim Zimmerman said that the planting event was very successful. "Because this program involves members of the community and has the support of local community leaders, the trees have an excellent chance for survival. Over time, the trees will grow into Ben Avon's urban tree canopy, providing shade, cleaning the air and water, and beautifying the community."