Tree Tenders® Event
Tree Tenders® Training
Join thousands of other concerned citizens like yourself. Become a Tree Tender and help increase tree canopy cover in your community. Tree Tenders® is a training program that empowers concerned residents to make dramatic strides towards restoring and caring for the tree canopy in their communities.
- Sat., Sept. 23, 2017
(8:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
- Sinking Spring Borough
3940 Penn Ave.
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
Tree Tenders® Training Includes
- Tree Biology
- Urban Stresses on Trees
- Tree Identification
- Tree Pruning and Root Care
- Tree Planting Techniques
- Community Organizing
This training course was developed by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) in collaboration with Penn State Extension Urban Foresters in southeast Pennsylvania.
Since 1993 PHS has trained over 3200 Tree Tenders in 150 PA neighborhoods. Since 2004, the program has been supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. In 2008 the program expanded to Pittsburgh and smaller metropolitan areas, and since 2013 it has been available statewide. Nearly 6000 additional Tree Tenders have since been trained.
Continuing Education Credits Offered
- American Society of Landscape Architects
- Engineerining PDH
- ISA Certified Arborist
- Pennsylvania Landscaping & Nursery Association
- Society of American Forests
- Tree Tender Certificates will be awarded.
Participants are asked to dress for the weather as there are two outdoor sessions during the day.