PPC Staff member Phil Gruszka

Phil Gruszka

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As a child and young man, Phil’s family and friends would visit and always ask “How’s life treating you?” Having pursued a career in Forestry and Arboriculture and knowing that his true passion is caring for trees and the environment, the question is “How are you treating life?” This is how Phil finds fulfillment in maintaining your parks working with park crews and meeting park users along the way. However, Phil believes the true heroes are those who see the value and importance of parks to society and financially support and invest in them. As Director of the Horticulture and Forestry operations at the Parks Conservancy, Phil considers it a privilege to assist the city of Pittsburgh in making the park system world class.