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 2017!
Join over 1,700 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 7 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 :: 2017 ::
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:
1. Saturday, March 11 9am-4pm Register HERE
Allegheny County's South Park
3757-, 3779 Buffalo Dr
South Park Township, 15129
Email Joe@treepittsburgh.org for any questions.
2. June 3-day weekday evening series (must attend all 3 session) registration will open soon
June 15, 22, 29 (5:30-8:30pm)
Penn State Center
1435 Bedford Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
3. September course to be announced!
4. Saturday, December 2 2017 9am-4pm Registration will open soon
Allegheny County's North Park