have long been considered the best foresters because
of the number of seeds and nuts they bury every year that result
in new trees. Hundreds of years ago this squirrel made his home
in a gigantic forest with millions upon millions of trees that
stretched for thousands of miles in every direction!
A part of
that forest covered what we now know as Pittsburgh and the
squirrel could hop from tree to tree — from Squirrel
Hill to Oakland to White Oak; from Pine Township to Greentree;
from Forest Glen to Treesdale — without ever having to
touch the ground.That squirrel’s
descendants are still hopping through the trees of Pittsburgh.
The trees aren’t
as dense as they once were, but they still prevail by the
and parks throughout the area for all to enjoy.
This Web site
is designed to serve as a handy and useful reference guide
to the most prevalent trees in Pittsburgh. We hope
you find it interesting, informative and easy to use as
and learn about “The Trees of Pittsburgh.”