Melissa McMasters

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Tree Time Part 4: "Now That's Bad Ash."

February 3, 2011 by Melissa McMasters

This morning I had the pleasure of accompanying Phil on an ash-scouting mission in Schenley Park. He's in the preliminary stages of selecting...

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Stuff That's Gone: Schenley Park Edition

January 26, 2011 by Melissa McMasters

If you've been in Pittsburgh a while, you probably have seen Rick Sebak's Stuff That's Gone special (or perhaps you just remember a lot of stuff...

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Tree Time Part 2: Creating a Refuge

January 11, 2011 by Melissa McMasters

A few days ago, we told you about several of the impending threats to the trees in our parks. Now we'll tell you a little more about what we're...

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Tree Time Part 1: What's Eating Our Trees?

January 5, 2011 by Melissa McMasters

2011 might as well be known as The Year of the Tree around the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. We're currently hard at work on developing a Tree...

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Park Appreciation: Seattle Edition

December 21, 2010 by Melissa McMasters

(To combat the winter doldrums, we'll take you on the occasional visit to urban parks in other cities.)

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2010 Year in Review: A Dozen Things You Did for the Parks

December 7, 2010 by Melissa McMasters

Whether it's in the six miles of restored trails or the shining solitude of the Mellon Park Walled Garden at dusk, you've probably noticed some of...

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The Fog Blog

November 16, 2010 by Melissa McMasters

(...in which I discover something that now seems really, really obvious!)

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Leaf-Peep Show

November 9, 2010 by Melissa McMasters

Now that the leaves are starting to crackle under our feet more than sparkle on the trees, I thought it was time for a retrospective of some of...

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Recapturing what's lost: Riverview and Highland Parks

October 27, 2010 by Melissa McMasters

Two more weekends, two more meetings: here's your last chance this fall to provide input on our Regional Parks Master Plan update.

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