If a Tree Falls: Human Impacts on Forest and Park Trees

June 19, 2015 by Parks Conservancy Staff

Forests are natural, wild places. Trees burn, blow down, mature, and regenerate on their own.

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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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[Presentation]: TreeVitalize Pittsburgh

March 1, 2011 by Parks Conservancy Staff

Today we're posting the last of our six presentations from "Preserving Pittsburgh's Trees: Action and Recovery." We're very much aware that the...

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[Presentation]: Responding to Threats in Pittsburgh's Urban Forest

February 28, 2011 by Parks Conservancy Staff

"This may be one of those bellwether times in our society and in our region, where what we plan to do now will greatly impact not just us but our...

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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]: The Bambi Plague in the Eastern Deciduous Forest of the U.S.

February 24, 2011 by Parks Conservancy Staff

For wildflowers and saplings in Pennsylvania's forests, Bambi may well be Public Enemy Number One. The overpopulation of white-tailed deer...

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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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[Presentation]: Urban Parks Woodlands

February 22, 2011 by Parks Conservancy Staff

If you weren't one of the 100+ attendees of last Thursday's event, "Preserving Pittsburgh's Trees: Action and Recovery," that doesn't mean you...

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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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