Attend Tree Pittsburgh’s first Urban Forest Film Festival Wednesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater ( ). Entrance for the Film Festival is a suggested $5 donation. Featured films were among the best at the recent United Nations Film Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Films include:
Choose Today, a stop-motion animated short…about toilet paper.

GoodWood, which questions whether harvesting and selling “good wood”, wood from forests logged in an environmentally sensitive way, can be a part of the answer of deforestation.

Lurking in the Trees, a film about devastating invasive insects in the northeastern United States. (Particularly relevant to Pittsburgh and our ash and oak tree population! Read the Post Gazette article here.)

Ascending the Giants, featuring climbers Will Koomjian and Brian French searching for Oregon’s largest Sitka spruce.

Taking Root: the Vision of Wangari Maathai, the biography of Nobel Peace lauriate and Green Belt Movement founder Wangari Maathai. Taking Root tells the story of the Green Belt Movement of Kenya and of Maathi, the first environmentalist and first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize.