Our Impact in Trees
Over 2,500 native trees and shrubs planted across Allegheny County

Riparian buffers have become an integral piece of our work here at the Allegheny County Conservation District. Buffers represent our commitment to improving air, water and soil quality, increasing canopy cover, engaging in partnerships, empowering volunteers and creating something that will last for generations to come.


Riparian Buffer Plantings

We are proud of our work to date and look forward to more.

  • Over 2,500 native trees and shrubs planted
  • 16 acres
  • 30 partnerships
  • 500 volunteers
  • 8 watersheds


Why Riparian Buffer Plantings?

Riparian buffer plantings cross off many important bullets on our list of goals.



Learn How to Plant a Tree


Interested in planting your own tree or shrub? You don't need to plant next to a stream to experience the benefits.

It’s important that trees receive the best possible start by planting them correctly. Mistakes made in the planting process can cause your tree problems for years to come. Check out our fact sheet to help you plant your own. Happy digging!