Tree pits are small patches of earth on sidewalks in urban and suburban areas. Some people find street trees to be a nuisance because they take up sidewalk space, people frequently leave trash and dog droppings in them, and birds sit in the trees and rain droppings onto cars parked…

Large tree-of-heaven in Riverview Community Garden

SLF (Spotted Lanternfly) is native to China, India, and Vietnam. They were first sited in the USA around 2014 in Berks County, Pennsylvania originating from shipping containers and have been spreading ever since. SLF feeds on the sap of plants which weakens them and makes them more susceptible to diseases…

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NYC-based software engineer, naturalist, skateboarder

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