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.
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For questions please call Joe Stavish a 412–781-8733 X204 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Programs in your Community
These programs are part of Tree Pittsburgh’s offerings for your group or community. Contact Community Education Coordinator Joe Stavish (email@example.com) 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.
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 Joe@treepittsburgh.org for more information
Sponsored by the Pittsburgh Shade Tree Commission