Advisory: Removal Of Dead, Invasive Trees Happening At McKinley Park's Chicken Hill

June 1, 2017 by Pittsburgh Parks

PROJECT ADVISORY: Ecological restoration work in McKinley Park specifically in the “Chicken Hill” area includes removal of dead, invasive and...

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How Green Infrastructure In Parks Can Lead To Community Empowerment

May 18, 2017 by A Parks Pal

This article previously appeared on MeetingoftheMinds.org and is reprinted with permission.

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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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