Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Blog

Creating a More Resilient Urban Tree Canopy: Elm Cultivar Planting in Schenley Park

April 15, 2021
Looking up at the green tops of trees.

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy’s Horticulture and Forestry team is dedicated to creating a more resilient tree canopy. As part of this work, several years ago, the Parks Conservancy partnered with the City of Pittsburgh and the Penn State Cooperative Extension to plant Elm cultivars to understand elm breeding.

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Round and round: PNC Carousel reopens in Oakland’s Schenley Plaza

April 14, 2021
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Spring fun facts presented by the Horticulture and Forestry team

April 11, 2021

DID YOU KNOW? The first daffodils to bloom in our area is the cultivar ‘Tete-a-Tete,’ which is a sweet miniature daffodil! Daffodils are a spring flower that deer and critters don’t eat, unlike tulips,…

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Let’s Learn about Rat Snakes!

April 9, 2021
Large rat snake in a tree

The Eastern garter snake (our regional subspecies of the common garter snake);  The common or Northern watersnake;  Dekay’s brown snake;  The Eastern milksnake. 

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Volunteerism Builds Community

April 8, 2021
A group of people planting a tree.

Cars whoosh rhythmically by as you walk along a sidewalk bordering a city park. When a park path meets the sidewalk, you veer off, dipping into the immediate relief of greenery. You might feel yourself breathing more deeply as you walk along under a canopy of trees.

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Carousel Returns to Schenley Plaza

April 5, 2021
A photo of the PNC Carousel in Schenley Plaza.

Puff the Sea Dragon doesn’t like the cold weather or snow we have here in Pittsburgh, so every winter, he swims his way to a nice warm part of the…

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Working Together to Create a Brighter Pittsburgh Through Green Infrastructure

March 31, 2021
A water source flowing through Frick Park.

In 2020, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy organized and supported five local “watershed task forces” to evaluate the ways green infrastructure improvements in local green spaces can improve the quality of…

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Meet the Visitor Experience Team

March 29, 2021
Visitor Experience Team

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy’s Visitor Experience team works endlessly to ensure that all park visitors enjoy a welcoming, memorable, and fun trip to their favorite park! In the video below,…

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Making an Impact: Parks Conservancy Interns Plan First Annual Plogging 5K

March 23, 2021
Plogging Graphic

Raeanne Heuler and Beth King are passionate about parks and green spaces, which led them to intern at the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy! “I am a junior at the University of Pittsburgh…

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Beyond the Roots: Tree Plantings

March 22, 2021
Looking up at the green tops of trees.

An interview with Robin Eng, Restoration Gardener  Few things have as many and as a wide-reaching benefits as healthy trees in a community. Achieving these benefits takes dedicated support and…

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