In honor of Arbor Day, National Geographic
rounded up nine cities that love their trees. Pittsburgh had the largest percentage of tree cover of any city mentioned at 42 percent.
Efforts of organizations such as Tree Pittsburgh
and South Side Pittsburgh Tree Project
among others have helped to plant 20,000 trees in recent years, contributing to a largely reforested metropolis.
According to the Nat Geo piece, our urban forest removes 532 tons of air pollution every year. Breath happy yinz!