Melissa McMasters

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Goodbye tree friends

April 29, 2011 by Melissa McMasters

After five years of having the privilege of documenting Pittsburgh's parks and sharing stories about them with all of you, this is my last blog...

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Top 15 Trees in the Parks - Part 5

April 19, 2011 by Melissa McMasters

It's time for the last installment of our Top 15 Trees in the Parks series. The final four trees include some natives you may not be familiar...

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Top 15 Trees in the Parks - Part 4

April 18, 2011 by Melissa McMasters

Time to spotlight a few more commonly found trees in our parks:

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Top 15 Trees in the Parks – Part 3

April 8, 2011 by Melissa McMasters

Time for the next few trees in our Top 15 Trees in the Parks series:

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Top 15 Trees in the Parks – Part 2

March 24, 2011 by Melissa McMasters

Today we round out the top five in our series of the 15 most common trees found in Pittsburgh’s regional parks. Two of these trees are valuable...

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The Highland Park Buggy Brigade

March 23, 2011 by Melissa McMasters

One of my most memorable volunteer experiences with the Parks Conservancy was a fall 2008 cleanup in Highland Park of the hillside that runs from...

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Top 15 Trees in the Parks - Part 1

March 16, 2011 by Melissa McMasters

We'd like to introduce you to our trees.

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The Winter That Was

February 18, 2011 by Melissa McMasters

Now I'm not foolish enough to think that these comfy temperatures and clear days mean that winter in Pittsburgh is really over...even though a...

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Give Me Shelter: Riverview Park Evolves

February 9, 2011 by Melissa McMasters

Since I have fun compiling them and it seems like you folks have fun reading them, today it’s time for another history post. This time we’re...

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