Pitt-Bradford Students Create McDowell Trail Tree Guide

Issue Date: 
January 26, 2009

Two University of Pittsburgh-Bradford environmental studies majors have created a nature guide for selected trees found along the Richard E. McDowell Community Trail, located adjacent to the University.

Erin Baxter of Warren, Pa., and Lisa Moeke of Bradford, worked with Dessie Severson, a retired Pitt-Bradford professor of biology, to research and compile the information. Included in the brochure are the names of 23 trees located along the 1.4-mile trail as well as descriptions and facts about each one. There is also a map to show the location of each tree.

The trail runs along the west branch of Tunungwant Creek, beginning across from the Kessel Athletic Complex on Campus Drive and ending at Clarks Lane.