Tree Tender
Tree Ten­ders are on the front lines of car­ing for the urban for­est. Become a Tree Ten­der today!

Tree Pittsburgh’s vol­un­teer pro­gram can fit any indi­vid­ual, group or cor­po­rate need.

Indi­vid­u­als, sign up for any open event using our cal­en­dar. Reg­is­tra­tion is required for all events so we have a prop­er head count.

Cor­po­rate groups inter­est­ed in vol­un­teer­ing, vis­it our Cor­po­rate Giv­ing page.

Become a Tree Tender

Want to get involved with the trees in your neigh­bor­hood or com­mu­ni­ty? Become a Tree Ten­der! Tree Ten­ders is our flag­ship course that teach­es you all about trees and how to become an advo­cate for them in your neigh­bor­hood. 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.

Here’s info on the next Tree Ten­ders Course:

3 part evening series (Must attend all 3 ses­sions)

May 21, May 28 and June 4
5:30pm — 8:30pm
Tree Pitts­burgh
32 62nd Street
Pitts­burgh, PA 15201

REGISTER HERE

Cours­es cost $40 (Coun­ty Res­i­dent), or $20 (City of Pitts­burgh Res­i­dent) which includes mate­ri­als, light food and instruc­tion. Schol­ar­ships are avail­able. Con­tact Joe@treepittsburgh.org or call 412/781‑8733 x204 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 let us know. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion is required for this course.

Volunteers of the Year

Begin­ning in 2010, Tree Pitts­burgh has rec­og­nized out­stand­ing indi­vid­u­als, cor­po­rate part­ners or com­mu­ni­ty orga­ni­za­tions who work along­side us to pro­tect and main­tain Pitts­burgh’s Urban For­est.
  • 2017
    Mari­am Kwagh
    Jen­nifer Moreth
    Amer­i­can Eagle Out­fit­ters
  • 2016
    Kathy Laf­fer­ty
    Jim­my Lohr
    greenSin­ner
  • 2015
    Rob Krul­jac of Arborel
    Pat­ty Ren­wick
  • 2014
    Lin­da Don­ahue
    Peter Kine of Eisler Land­scapes
    Lawrenceville Unit­ed
  • 2013
    Ann Kel­ton
    Jesse Perkins
    Oper­a­tion Bet­ter Block
    Alcoa
  • 2012
    Bark­er Carter
    Mike Dubrovsky
    Vic­to­ria Gotask­ie
    Steve Lehman
    Gay For Good: Pitts­burgh
    Star­bucks
  • 2011
    Chris­tov Church­ward
    Lisa Free­man
    Daniel Lan­do
    Alice Vaday
    Leigh Win­ston
  • 2010
    Nan­cy Arnold
    Kim Collins
    Gary Crouth
    Nicole Moga

Thank you and con­grat­u­la­tions to the indi­vid­u­als and groups who sup­port our work!

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