Winter storms, heavy snow, and ice can damage trees, arborists say.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Today, Fraser firs live on just seven mountain peaks in the southern Appalachians.