Maple Avenue Tree Pits
Located on Maple Avenue, perhaps the grandest street in Edgewood, this 75’ linear stormwater tree trench includes two trees planted in structural soils, surrounded by native plants. The total cost of this project was $50,000, funded through a grant from and the Richard King Mellon Foundation, with additional support from PNC Charitable Trusts and the Heinz Endowments. The project captures runoff from the street and infiltrates and cleans the water as it moves through the swale-style facility.
Located across the street from Edgewood Primary School, this facility provides an excellent opportunity for environmental education. The project was designed by UpstreamPgh and Ethos Collaborative, and was constructed by C&R Landscape Development. Monitoring equipment was recently installed to help us determine the amount of water diverted from the sewer system by this installation. It will be maintained in partnership with the Edgewood DPW.
Many thanks to Borough Manager, Rob Zahorchak, who was a great help throughout the process!
Borough of Edgewood
C&R Landscape Development
PNC Charitable Trusts
Richard Kind Mellon Foundation