Trees improve water quality by slowing and filtering rain water as well as protecting aquifers and watersheds.
Educational Offerings 2014
Join Tree Pittsburgh for a variety of arboreal education in 2014! Classes are taught by Tree Pittsburgh's staff and ISA Certifed Arborists, as well as guest lecturers and Seedling Nursery staff. Please note that your registration is not complete until you have paid. After you register, you will be directed to a payment site, or you can send a check to: Tree Pittsburgh, 5427 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh PA, 15206.
Tree Tenders Course: $40,
scholarships available upon request
Tree Pittsburgh's flagship urban forestry and tree care course is offered multiple times in 2014. The Tree Tender Course prepares you to apply for trees through TreeVitalize, and care for trees in your neighborhood. The course is $40 and includes all materials, a light breakfast and lunch, and a t-shirt. Scholarships are available. Click here for more information or to register.
Tree Identification Walks: $10
Want to know more about the trees around you? Learn basic tree identification skills with Tree Pittsburgh’s Certified Arborists. Click here for dates, locations, and registration.
Tree Identification Walks count toward both Penn State and Phipps Master Gardener Certification Continuing Education Credits.
Nursery Talks & Tours: $10
Join Tree Pittsburgh’s Nursery Staff and learn the basics of the nursery operation, what species we are growing from what seed sources, our plans for plantings, the overview of a year in the nursery, a potting and root pruning demo, and enjoy a tour of the facility, surrounded by over 8,500 young trees.
Save the dates for these scheduled nursery tours:
June 5, 6pm-8pm
July 19, 9am-11am
August 12, 6pm-8pm
...or Host a Private Nursery Talk & Tour for Your Group! (A minimum of 10 people is needed to host a tour.) Schedule a Tree Nursery Talk & Tour with your Garden Club or group by calling Tree Pittsburgh at 412-362-6360. We are willing to work with younger groups such as Girl and Boy Scouts, Youth Groups, and other young people. Contact us and we can create a program for you!
Family Discovery Walks: $5 per child:
caretakers no charge
10:30 am – noon
May 24, August 23, December 13
Children ages 6 to 10 spend time outdoors interacting with trees through fun, hands-on activities, including scavenger hunts, tree identification, leaf and bark rubbings, and close examination of the insects, moss, and fungi living in the urban forest— all tailored to be age-appropriate.
Please note that all sessions:
-Take place outdoors rain or shine with the exception of times of severe weather or lightning
-Only occur on Saturday mornings
-Require adult supervision and participation throughout
Each session is limited to 20 students. Adult chaperones must be present and provide assistance throughout.