Tackling Oak Wilt in Schenley Park

October 18, 2013 by Parks Conservancy Staff

On this blog and through a variety of media, The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy has had an open discourse about the health of our parks and the...

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Life Goes Wherever Water Flows: Keeping Our Watersheds Healthy

February 14, 2013 by Parks Conservancy Staff

Watersheds play an important part in maintaining healthy biodiversity in our local environment. Watersheds can carry sewage, pesticides and other...

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Urban EcoStewards Celebrate a New Year – A Winter Gathering

January 31, 2013 by Parks Conservancy Staff

You know what's better than a Winter Gathering to kick-off the 2013 Urban EcoSteward training year? A snow-covered Winter Gathering complete with...

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High School Urban EcoStewards - Engaging youth in urban environmental stewardship

December 7, 2012 by Parks Conservancy Staff
Westinghouse student using lopper to cut away invasive species
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High School EcoStewards - a hike with City High

July 13, 2012 by Parks Conservancy Staff
City High students made a game to quiz their peers
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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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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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[Presentation]: Emerald Ash Borer / Native Wildflowers

February 25, 2011 by Parks Conservancy Staff

Pennsylvania's resident emerald ash borer expert, David Schmit, is a Forest Health Specialist with the PA Department of Conservation and Natural...

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[Presentation]: Oak Wilt: Deadly But Manageable Disease

February 23, 2011 by Parks Conservancy Staff

"I don't know of any pathogen of oak--or any tree--that's as virulent as this particular fungus. It's capable of killing the largest oak within 30...

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