Collecting Seed from Pittsburgh's Unique Trees

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.).

Acorn Collection on Flagstaff Hill












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!

Tree Pittsburgh is Hiring a Nursery Worker

Interested in propagating and growing trees? Work in Tree Pittsburgh's Nursery!

Tree Pittsburgh Nursery

In 2011, Tree Pittsburgh started the Tree Nursery, with generous funding from the Sprout Fund's Spring Grant, to address the issue of urban forest biodiversity by providing a more diverse tree stock to use in local tree planting and ecosystem restoration efforts. By growing the trees locally with volunteers, we will have access to more affordable trees strengthening our capacity to plant more trees well into the future.

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