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A Garden Tour of
Turtle Creek
Assets
Challenges
Potential
Assets
Michael Estocin
Memorial
Larimer Avenue
Gardens
Turtle Creek Curb Appeal Matching Grant
Receive up to 50% of a maximum of $150
• Trees, plants
• Window boxes, urns
• Outs...
Challenges
Emerald Ash Borer
Japanese Knotweed
“Topping”
Potential
Schenk’s Greenway
Charlottesville, VA
Larimer Avenue
Playground
George Street
&
Center Street
Statewide effort:
Philadelphia, York, Erie, Lancaster, Johnstown, Reading, Scranton
Partners:
PA Dept. of Conservation and...
TreeVitalize Pittsburgh
Works in partnership with community groups, non-profits and municipal agencies
Has planted more th...
Partnering with TreeVitalize means:
• Between 10 and 100 trees will be planted at your location,
based on your group’s req...
Requirements:
• Certified Tree Tenders
Complete TreeVitalize education on tree selection & care
One Tree Tender per 10 tre...
Why trees first?
• Increase property values by 10 to 15 percent
• Reduce annual heating and cooling costs
for a typical re...
What are some of your favorite,
or least favorite green spaces
in Turtle Creek?
How does green space contribute
to the overall impression of Turtle Creek?
What else do you think Turtle Creek needs
in terms of greenspace & beautification?
What makes a good “green space”?
Define it in your own words.
How can green space build a community?
Do you know of any examples?
If you had a magic wand and
could make any change in our landscape,
what would it be?
What’s next?
Thank you!
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek
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A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek

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Twenty six people attended a meeting June 2, 2015, to talk about ways of improving the urban landscape in Turtle Creek PA. The meeting was sponsored by the Garden Committee of the Turtle Creek Development Corporation.

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A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek

  1. 1. A Garden Tour of Turtle Creek Assets Challenges Potential
  2. 2. Assets
  3. 3. Michael Estocin Memorial
  4. 4. Larimer Avenue Gardens
  5. 5. Turtle Creek Curb Appeal Matching Grant Receive up to 50% of a maximum of $150 • Trees, plants • Window boxes, urns • Outside lamps • House numbers, mailboxes • Fencing • Painting Assist homeowners in Turtle Creek with exterior home improvement projects that will boost the curb appeal of their home.
  6. 6. Challenges
  7. 7. Emerald Ash Borer
  8. 8. Japanese Knotweed
  9. 9. “Topping”
  10. 10. Potential
  11. 11. Schenk’s Greenway Charlottesville, VA
  12. 12. Larimer Avenue Playground
  13. 13. George Street & Center Street
  14. 14. Statewide effort: Philadelphia, York, Erie, Lancaster, Johnstown, Reading, Scranton Partners: PA Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources PA Dept. of Forestry PA Community Forests Penn State University Western PA Conservancy Friends of Pittsburgh Urban Forest City of Pittsburgh Allegheny County Parks Department
  15. 15. TreeVitalize Pittsburgh Works in partnership with community groups, non-profits and municipal agencies Has planted more than 20,000 trees in Pittsburgh since 2008 Improves the quality of life and the environment in the Pittsburgh region. Lawrenceville Wilkinsburg East Pittsburgh Turtle Creek?
  16. 16. Partnering with TreeVitalize means: • Between 10 and 100 trees will be planted at your location, based on your group’s request, capacity and level of experience • The number, species and type of trees awarded will be determined by TreeVitalize • Your group will receive help cutting and removing pavement • Your group will receive tree stakes, ties, mulch and watering buckets • Your group will receive priority enrollment for Tree Tenders training
  17. 17. Requirements: • Certified Tree Tenders Complete TreeVitalize education on tree selection & care One Tree Tender per 10 trees planted. Two TCDC members have completed training. • Demonstrated ability to recruit & manage volunteers, coordinate planting • Active Shade Tree Committee • Tree ordinance: Commitment to best practices, budget for tree care • Letter of support from municipality
  18. 18. Why trees first? • Increase property values by 10 to 15 percent • Reduce annual heating and cooling costs for a typical residence by 8-12 % • Stimulate retail and commercial business districts by attracting shoppers, increasing sales & revitalizing declining downtowns • Calm and slow down traffic along streets • Reduce crime and increase social ties • Improve air quality by absorbing hundreds of pounds of air pollutants that affect our health • Improve water quality by intercepting rainfall in canopy • Aesthetics-
  19. 19. What are some of your favorite, or least favorite green spaces in Turtle Creek?
  20. 20. How does green space contribute to the overall impression of Turtle Creek?
  21. 21. What else do you think Turtle Creek needs in terms of greenspace & beautification?
  22. 22. What makes a good “green space”? Define it in your own words.
  23. 23. How can green space build a community? Do you know of any examples?
  24. 24. If you had a magic wand and could make any change in our landscape, what would it be?
  25. 25. What’s next?
  26. 26. Thank you!

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