Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Green Tree at a Glance

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Green Tree at a Glance

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Website: www.greentreeboro.com

Inside out: The borough was born in 1885 when local farmers advocated separating from Union Township, which included what is now the Banksville neighborhood of Pittsburgh. To prevent protesters from disrupting the vote, farmers piled railroad ties on the tracks near the West End. Descendants of the original founders still live in Green Tree, whose water tower can be seen for miles.

The borough covers 2.1 square miles and has 4,900 residents, who have access to seven parks, a nature reserve, a dog park and a municipal center gym.

The Green Tree Historical Society has a complete collection of census records on microfilm covering 1790-1930. Residents can research births and deaths and listen to oral history tapes of residents at the Green Tree Public Library. …

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