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Bushy Run Battlefield11 Sep 2014 7:02 a.m. PST

This is very tangentially tied to comic books, but I couldn't really think of a better forum.

In 1763 the battlefield would have been covered with trees. We would like to get it back to that condition someday so that future visitors can see what the terrain was like at the time of the battle.

We would also like to do something to get more trees into the world in general and Vin Diesel came up with a way to help us do both. His recent Plant a Tree for Groot campaign is a great opportunity to motivate yourself to make sure there are more trees in the world.

Since there are quite a few people in the city that don't have a place to plant a tree we would like to open Bushy Run Battlefield up to you to come out here and Plant a Tree for Groot.

The trees do need to be of a type that would have been in a forest in Western Pennsylvania in the 18th century. I will post a list of trees that we are looking to have planted shortly. We will have places marked out for people to plant trees.

We don't have a firm day in mind for the event yet but it will be a weekend day and probably at either the end of September or the beginning of October.

Bushy Run Battlefield is located in Jeannette, PA about 25 miles East of Pittsburgh. It is about a 30-40 minute drive from Shadyside, Bloomfield or Oakland. When you are finished planting your tree there are some excellent trails to walk and we offer guided tours of the battlefield and museum.

If you are interested in participating let us know by posting in this thread, emailing me at or calling 724 527-5584.

Bushy Run Battlefield11 Sep 2014 9:41 a.m. PST

Here is a list of the trees that we are looking to have planted:


Red Maple

Silver Maple


Sweet pignut Hickory

Shag-bark Hickory

Atlantic White Cedar

American Beech

American Holly

Eastern Red Cedar


Blackgum Pitch Pine

Eastern White Pine

American Sycamore

Eastern Cotton-wood

Black Cherry

White Oak

Scarlet Oak

Pin Oak

Willow Oak

Red Oak

Black Willow

American Basswood

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