University of Pittsburgh Campus Tree Advisory Committee


In an effort to further the goals of the Pitt Sustainability Plan, the University has created a diverse and interdisciplinary Campus Tree Advisory Committee to help maintain the beauty of the campus landscape, while protecting the environment and fostering conservation efforts within the community.

The University of Pittsburgh’s Campus Tree Advisory Committee’s goals are to:

  • Coordinate efforts across the university to reach the institutional goal of increasing the tree canopy on campus 50% by 2030
  • Develop a Campus Tree Care Plan to establish planting & maintenance practices that are conducive to healthy tree populations
  • Lead the University’s application for Tree Campus USA certification through the Arbor Day Foundation

Committee Members

  • CHAIR: Dave Klimchock, Senior Construction Project Manager, Pitt Facilities Management
  • Dr. Dan Bain, Associate Professor, Pitt Geology & Environmental Science
  • Brandon Brewster, Undergraduate Student, Pitt Environmental Science ‘22
  • Tiffany Betras, Graduate student, Pitt Biological Sciences
  • Kinsey Miller, Community Forester, Tree Pittsburgh
  • Dr. Sara Kuebbing, Professor, Pitt Biological Sciences
  • Andy Moran, Senior Manager of Grounds, Pitt Facilities Management
  • Georgia Petropoulos, Executive Director, Oakland Business Improvement District
  • Dr. Aurora Sharrard, Director of Sustainability, Pitt Office of Sustainability
  • James Williams III, Director for Local Government Relations, Pitt Community & Governmental Relations