Edu­ca­tion does­n’t stop after school! At Tree Pitts­burgh, we offer stu­dents of every age the chance to explore their urban for­est and learn more about the world around them. If you don’t see what you’re look­ing for here, reach out to our Edu­ca­tion Depart­ment at maeve(at) to see how we can pro­vide an edu­ca­tion­al expe­ri­ence for your group.

You can always check our Events Cal­en­dar to find our upcom­ing adult edu­ca­tion classes.

Become a Tree Tender

Tree Ten­ders is our flag­ship course, designed to teach res­i­dents about trees, their care, and how to get your com­mu­ni­ty involved. For indi­vid­u­als, check out the Tree Ten­ders page for more infor­ma­tion, includ­ing future course dates and times.

We also offer spe­cial­ized Tree Ten­der Cours­es for grounds and main­te­nance crews and oth­er con­tract­ed groups. For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact Edu­ca­tion Coor­di­na­tor Maeve Raf­fer­ty at maeve(at)

Tree ID Walks

Want to know more about the trees around you? Learn basic tree iden­ti­fi­ca­tion skills with Tree Pittsburgh’s Cer­ti­fied Arborists. Dis­cov­er trees dur­ing every sea­son: Flow­ers in spring, sum­mer leaves, seeds, nuts, and fruits of fall (as well as beau­ti­ful col­or), and the bark, buds, and branch struc­ture of win­ter. Tree ID Walks may include walk­ing up hills in parks and ceme­ter­ies off the pavement.

These two-hour walks are geared for adults and not appro­pri­ate for chil­dren under 16. Please do not bring pets to the walks.

Tree Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Walks count toward both Penn State and Phipps Mas­ter Gar­den­er Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Con­tin­u­ing Edu­ca­tion Credits.

Nursery Workshops

Our Her­itage Nurs­ery not only pro­vides trees for our refor­esta­tion projects, but it also serves as a unique edu­ca­tion­al expe­ri­ence! Come to our cam­pus along the Alleghe­ny Riv­er for a guid­ed tour of the nurs­ery fol­lowed by a vol­un­teer­ing ses­sion! If you’d rather not get your hands dirty, come down for a guid­ed tour of the nurs­ery fol­lowed by your group’s reg­u­lar meet­ing in our pole barn or edu­ca­tion center.

To cre­ate a cus­tom-tai­lored pro­gram on our cam­pus, reach out to Maeve Raf­fer­ty at maeve(at)


Did you know? Asso­ciate Direc­tor of Edu­ca­tion Joe Stavish fre­quent­ly cre­ates edu­ca­tion­al videos for learn­ers of all ages. Top­ics range from urban trees to pest and insect iden­ti­fi­ca­tion to the impor­tance of fall­en trees in our for­est ecosystems.

Check them out at!

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