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Old trees, heavy rain and high heat are climate concerns for Harrisburg neighbors

We met with four neighbors in Harrisburg’s Allison Hill to learn about climate effects.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Arborists encourage homeowners to prepare their trees for winter

Winter storms, heavy snow, and ice can damage trees, arborists say.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

Pa. communities get influx of federal cash to plant trees

The Urban and Community Forest Program aims to plant and maintain trees, combat extreme heat and climate change, and improve access to nature in cities, towns, and suburbs.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania

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Two central Pennsylvanians are being honored for their environmental justice and conservancy efforts

Two environmental justice advocates from central Pennsylvania, Zeshan Ismat and Brennan Ka’aihue, will lead tree planting projects in underserved sections of their communities.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Why does bark shed off trees and what are signs of unhealthy plants?

George Weigel, Garden Columnist for the Patriot-News and PennLive and retired horticulturist, said for some tree species, like kousa dogwood, sycamore, or birch, shedding is normal but for others it’s a sign of a dying or unhealthy tree.

By Aniya Faulcon

Group wants to plant trees for every baby born in Allegheny County

All babies born at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in Oakland from now until Jan. 1 will have five trees planted in their honor. The effort is through the nonprofit Plant Five for Life, which has a lofty long-term goal of planting trees for every baby born in Allegheny County.

By Kathleen Davis/WESA