Submitted by Caitlin on November 20, 2012 - 4:36pm
At this time of year, when most leaves have fallen from trees, conifers stand out in the landscape. Historically, only 3 species of conifers are native to Allegheny County. However, due to their evergreen needles and winter beauty, people have planted dozens of different species, from the common Colorado blue spruce (Picea pungens) to unusual forms of false-cypress (Chamaecyparis spp.).
Submitted by Caitlin on September 6, 2012 - 10:26am
Collect Acorns for Tree Pittsburgh's Tree Seedling Nursery!
From llittle acorns grow giant oaks-help gather acorns at Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park, and learn how these will grow up to be the next generation of oak trees for Pittsburgh's expanding urban forest. As this year is a bumper year for acorns, collection may finish before the advertised time--so come early to avoid disappointment!