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Tree Tender Training Being Offered In Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Online

Tree Pittsburgh, PA Horticultural Society and Penn State Extension are offering volunteers interested in restoring and caring for the tree canopy in their communities training as Tree Tenders.

The courses are designed for lay people and experts alike.  Tree Tenders training includes: Tree Biology; Urban Stresses on Trees; Tree Identification; Tree Pruning and Root Care; Tree Planting Techniques; and Community Organizing.

Instruction is provided by DCNR’s Bureau of Forestry, in partnership with Penn State Extension, PHS, and other local urban forestry experts.

Upcoming Tree Tender training sessions include--

-- December 7: Pittsburgh. Tree Pittsburgh.  Click Here to register.  For more information send email to: or call 412-781‑8733 x204.

-- January 25 & February 1: Philadelphia. PA Horticultural Society.  Click Here to register.  For more information call 215-988-1898.

-- January 29 to March 11: Online training, 1 hour sessions each week on Wednesdays at Noon.  Registration information coming.  For more information, contact Vinnie Cotrone by sending email to: or call 570-825-1701.

Visit the Tree Tender webpages at the Tree Pittsburgh, PA Horticultural Society and Penn State Extension websites.

For more information on this and related tree programs, visit DCNR’s Community Tree Management webpage.


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[Posted: November 13, 2019]


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