Trees provide protection from downward fall of rain, sleet, and hail as well as reduce storm run-off and the possibility of flooding.
Become a Tree Tender!
Become a Tree Tender in 2014!
Join over 1,300 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 8 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 :: 2015
Courses will be offered in two formats. You can choose an all day Saturday course, or an evening series; breaking down the content into 3 blocks of time. 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.
The first 2015 Tree Tenders course will be offered in early January as a 3-night evening series workshop in Lawrenceville.