UPMC Grounds Crew Plants Trees in Frick Park


By Martin Kinnunen

The grounds crew from UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside planted 10 trees Monday in Frick Park in celebration of Arbor Day.

UPMC collaborated with the park manager and a city forester to complete the project. The trees, which UPMC Engineering and Maintenance donated to the city, were planted in a section of the park where a large number of oaks were removed due to disease.

Four different varieties of trees (three Eastern white pines, three serviceberries, three Eastern redbuds, and one Canadian red cherry) were planted. Scott McIntyre, grounds crew foreman, said the event marked sixth time that UPMC has donated and planted trees in city parks in honor of Arbor Day.