Trees uncover Pittsburgh’s Poorest

A trip down Shady Ave is everything the name promises. Huge trees sprawl their branches across the
road forming a gorgeous canopy. Beautiful homes peek from behind them resting atop large land plots
in a fashion that is both picturesque and elegant. The street simply oozes of upper-middle class charm.
There are so many ways of capturing the economic status of Shady Ave residents that the trees would
hardly be your first suspects. However, recent inquiry into income inequality has led to precisely that.
Differences in neighborhood economic status may be measurable by the tree density. Take a look at a
section of Squirrel Hill North just west of Shady Ave: Continue reading “Trees uncover Pittsburgh’s Poorest”