Join Tree Pitts­burgh for a vari­ety of engag­ing class­room and field learn­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties year-round. These pro­grams fos­ter col­lab­o­ra­tion, prompt dis­cus­sion and train us all to become bet­ter stew­ards of our com­mu­ni­ty and urban forests. Tree Pitts­burgh staff, ISA Cer­ti­fied Arborists, guest lec­tur­ers, or Her­itage Nurs­ery staff run all pro­grams. For all events, we require online reg­is­tra­tion through Eventbrite in advance.

Tree Identification 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. Hikes are not appro­pri­ate for small chil­dren and include walk­ing up hills in parks and ceme­ter­ies off pavement.
Cost is $10 per walk / Space is lim­it­ed to 15 participants.

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.

2020 Sched­ule 

Sum­mer: loca­tion to be determined

Fall: loca­tion to be determined

Win­ter: loca­tion to be determined

For ques­tions please call Joe Stavish a 412–781-8733 X204 or

Programs in your Community

These pro­grams are part of Tree Pittsburgh’s offer­ings for your group or com­mu­ni­ty. Con­tact Com­mu­ni­ty Edu­ca­tion Coor­di­na­tor Joe Stavish ( to sched­ule one today.
Gen­er­al Tree Walk 

Want to learn more about the trees in your neigh­bor­hood or com­mu­ni­ty and dis­cov­er the impor­tance they serve? This 1.5–2‑hour walk will be tai­lored to inves­ti­gate the trees along the streets and in parks, ceme­ter­ies, or com­mu­ni­ty spaces. Learn basic tree iden­ti­fi­ca­tion tech­niques and inter­est­ing nat­ur­al his­to­ry facts. Walks can occur dur­ing any sea­son! Group size should not exceed 25 par­tic­i­pants total.

Urban and Com­mu­ni­ty Forestry Talk 

Sched­ule a vis­it for Tree Pitts­burgh to present at your next meet­ing, com­mu­ni­ty gath­er­ing, or club. We will intro­duce the mean­ing of urban forestry and dis­cuss past, present, and future plans for Pittsburgh’s urban for­est. Learn about the envi­ron­men­tal ser­vices pro­vid­ed by trees, com­mon stress issues, pests and dis­ease that trees face, and gen­er­al tree care. Dis­cov­er the Tree Ten­ders cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­gram, the Her­itage Nurs­ery, and dis­cuss edu­ca­tion­al and vol­un­teer oppor­tu­ni­ties available.

Fes­ti­val and Neigh­bor­hood Tabling Opportunities 

Inter­est­ed in hav­ing Tree Pitts­burgh set up a table at a com­mu­ni­ty event or fes­ti­val? Con­tact us at least four weeks in advance to dis­cuss the possibilities.

Online Tree Tender Course: 3 Part Webinar:

This is a 3‑part evening series. You must attend ALL 3 SESSIONS to become cer­ti­fied as a Tree Ten­der: May 21, May 28, and June 4. If you are unable to par­tic­i­pate live you will have to view the online recordings.

All 3 ses­sion run from 6–8 pm.


This course cov­ers urban forestry prac­tices, tree biol­o­gy and health, basic tree iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, prop­er prun­ing and main­te­nance, and instruc­tion on how to lead your com­mu­ni­ty in orga­niz­ing tree plant­i­ngs and tree care.

Reduced rate schol­ar­ships are avail­able: con­tact for more information

Spon­sored by the Pitts­burgh Shade Tree Commission


Moths and Trees Program:

Thurs­day, July 23, 2020 at Tree Pitts­burgh’s cam­pus in Upper Lawrenceville; 8pm-10pm

To cel­e­brate Nation­al Moth Week, Tree Pitts­burgh will host a free evening pro­gram to dis­cuss moths and trees. Learn about some amaz­ing local moth species that rely on trees and after the indoor lec­ture head out­side to explore some moth light sta­tions and dis­cov­er what insects are liv­ing around the tree nursery.
All ages wel­come (if they can stay up late!) Bring a flash­light and a camera!

Please reg­is­ter so we know how many to expect. (Reg­is­tra­tion Com­ing Soon)



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