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.
Tree Pittsburgh announces the inaugural Tree Tender Symposium Saturday, July 18 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Center, Downtown.
The Symposium will bring together Tree Tenders from across Pittsburgh and Allegheny County to connect and share strategies for tree advocacy in their neighborhoods.
Tree Pittsburgh Tree Care Assistant Terrance Sheffey, Bartlett employees Andrew Tomaskovic, John Reitmeyer, Jeremy Newton, Sean Dingess, Burlton Griffith, and Frank Booths.