Trees provide shade and shelter, reducing yearly heating and cooling costs by 2.1 billion dollars.
Become a Tree Tender!
Become a Tree Tender in 2016!
Join over 1,500 Pittsburghers, Greening the City One Tree at a Time!
"Tree Tenders are the national guard of the arborist world: a civilian group taking care of what the pros can't quite get to." -Pittsburgh City Paper, Best Way to Get Your Hands Dirty, 2011
Tree Tenders are making a difference in Pittsburgh, planting trees and caring for existing ones--ensuring a healthy urban forest for generations to come.
Tree Tenders take an 8 hour course and learn about urban forestry practices, tree biology and health, proper planting, pruning, and maintenance, and lead their communities in organizing tree plantings and tree care there.
Tree Tender Courses :: 2016 ::
The cost is $40, which includes registration, materials, light food, and instruction. Scholarships are available, contact Joe@treepittsburgh.org or call 412-781-8733 for more information.
Due to the nature of this course, we prefer Tree Tenders be at least 16 years of age. If you have any special needs, please inquire and we can provide for them.
Pre-Registration is required.
Upcoming Tree Tender Courses:
July weekday evening series
(3 evenings, over 3 weeks)
(dates & location to be announced)
Saturday, December 10
Email Joe@treepittsburgh.org to be added to the notification list when the date and registration are open.