[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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Tree Time Part 3: Ask the Experts

January 12, 2011 by Parks Conservancy Staff

During our gathering of tree experts in November, we asked some of our visitors to give us their impressions of Pittsburgh's parks and the threats...

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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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Threats to the Urban Forest

December 2, 2010 by Parks Conservancy Staff

Pittsburgh's four regional parks have 372,873 trees, according to the City of Pittsburgh's recently completed Natural Areas Study. These trees...

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Science with Phil: Episode 3

July 21, 2010 by Parks Conservancy Staff

Today we're winding up our soil science experiment by seeing how much water remains in the root zone mix (and thus, available for plants to use)...

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