Pittsburgh Nature

Ten Common Trees Found in Our Neck of The Woods

Ten Common Trees Found in Our Neck of The Woods

Since Pittsburgh is located in Pennsylvania, which means¬†“Penn’s woods,” you know the region must have many trees. Sometimes you don’t really appreciate how thickly forested the area is until you travel to another part of the country. The first time I visited Cheyenne, Wyoming, where the trees are few and far between, I saw a T-shirt that said, “The Wyoming State Tree.” It was a […]

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Phipps Conservatory – A Grand Idea

Phipps Conservatory 						-						A Grand Idea

In the late 1800s, traveling any great distance was expensive, time-consuming, and inconvenient. Television and radio were yet to be invented and the first primitive cars were just coming on the scene. Manned flight was still years away. For the average person, the chance of ever seeing a cactus or a palm tree outside of a book was only a dream. Yet throughout history, perhaps […]

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Pittsburgh Botanic Garden: Paradise Found

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden: Paradise Found

With the opening of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden located in Collier and North Fayette Townships, Pittsburghers may have regained paradise. The sprawling 460-acre garden is situated on abandoned mining land and when completed, will be one of the largest botanic gardens in the world, and the only one in the United States constructed on reclaimed land. The garden has been two decades in the making […]

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