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Christmas Tree Recycling 2016

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 12:34pm

Did you get a live tree this holiday season? Don't toss it to the curb! 

Trees put on the curb will be taken as bulk refuse and put into a landfill. To ensure your trees get recycled, drop them at an appropriate tree recycling center in the City of Pittsburgh or in Allegheny County! All lights, tinsel, decorations and stands must be removed prior to drop off.

Pitt and CMU Freshmen help Tree Pittsburgh make a huge impact

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 3:47pm

CMU students remove invasive vines in Polish Hill

Friday, August 28 Tree Pittsburgh had a truly epic day of field activities with help from both Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.

Both schools held city-wide service projects as part of their freshman orientation activities, and Tree Pittsburgh was fortunate enough to host projects with both schools. 

Damage to black cherry trees caused by native moth

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 7:43pm

2015 has brought widespread defoliation of black cherry trees across thousands of acres in the Allegheny National Forest area, caused by the cherry scallop shell moth. While the leaf-loss caused by the larval stage of this native insect has the potential to weaken the trees, adversely affect their growth for the season, and negatively impact their quality for the timber trade, outright death of the trees is usually not a risk. Read more about the moth outbreak.

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