Tag Archive: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Apr 16

A tiny green insect does major damage

Tens of millions of ash trees in the U.S have fallen victim to an invasive insect called the emerald ash borer. That’s not just a problem for forests. Trees are important for water quality. “The roots help control the nitrates and phosphates, which are some of the pollutants that can enter streams and waterways. They …

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Feb 02

Pittsburgh Banks on Riverfront Trees

The Steel City gets a green (and pink and purple) makeover: Steel City waterways are getting cleaner and more scenic thanks to new trees… more than 25,000 have been planted in the city since 2008. Called ‘Treevitalize Pittsburgh,’ the initiative provides shade and helps protect water by reducing polluted runoff. According to Jeffrey Bergman of …

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