Chatham News

Tree Pittsburgh to host Tree Identification Walk on Chatham’s Arboretum

PITTSBURGH:  TreePittsburgh is hosting its first Tree Identification Walk of 2016 at the Chatham University Aboretum on May 3, 2016. Led by Tree Pittsburgh’s ISA Certified Arborists, a Tree Identification Walk teaches participants basic tree identification skills and about the unique variety of Pittsburgh’s trees.  Walks last approximately two hours and the cost is $10 which includes a Trees of Pennsylvania mini guide to take home. Registration and a full listing of the walks scheduled throughout the Pittsburgh area can be found  on the Tree Pittsburgh website.

For more information, please contact Joe Stavish at 412-781-8733 or

About the Chatham Arboretum
With elements designed for the original Andrew Mellon estate by the renowned Olmsted Brothers, the Chatham University campus is one of the most idyllic locations in the City of Pittsburgh. Chatham’s 39-acre campus encompasses a 32-acre arboretum, featuring 115 different varieties of species, including Japanese Flowering Crabapple, River Birch and Kentucky Coffee tree. The Arboretum provides an outdoor classroom for students, as well as an inviting place to stroll and to meditate.  In 1998, Chatham joined the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta (AABGA), now known as the American Public Gardens Association (APGA).

Chatham’s Arboretum has been ranked as one of the top 50 most beautiful college arboretums in the country by Best College Reviews.  Chatham was ranked #38 in 2015.