Trees provide food and shelter for wildlife.
Educational Offerings 2013
Join Tree Pittsburgh for a variety of arboreal education in 2013! 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 Pittsburgh's flagship urban forestry and tree care course is offered four times in 2013. The Tree Tender Course prepares you to apply for trees from TreeVitalize, and care for trees in your neighborhood. The course is $40, is from 9am-4pm on a Saturday, and includes all materials, a light breakfast and lunch. Scholarships are available. Click here for more information or to register.
Tree Identification Walks: $5 Tree Tenders, $10 all others. Buy all 4 as a package for $15 Tree Tenders, $30 all others.
Want to know more about the trees around you? Learn basic tree identification skills with Tree Pittsburgh’s Certified Arborists. Includes a copy of the seasonally-appropriate Tree Finder by May Theilgaard Watts. Click here for dates, locations, and registration.
Tree Identification Walks count toward both Penn State and Phipps Master Gardener Certification Continuing Education Credits.
Pre-registration Required, Limited Space available. $10 per person.
Tuesday June 11th 6-8pm, Thursday, July 11th 6-8pm, Wednesday August 14th, 6-8pm
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 young trees. Register for a Talk & Tour here.
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!
Saturday March 23rd, 10am-noon WYEP Community Broadcast Center
Learn the basics of pruning, or refresh your pruning skills in this hands-on workshop with Tree Pittsburgh’s Certified Arborists. Attendees will be introduced to pruning basics in a lecture setting, receive class materials, and then try their hands at the art and science of pruning on the South Side Riverfront Trail. Register for the Pruning Primer here.
$15 for Tree Tenders, $20 all others, Pre-registration is required.
Saturday September 28th, 10am-noon
Put down roots and plant a tree at your home! In this workship, come prepared to learn about a variety of tree species for diverse spaces such as under power lines, narrow yards, and for different seasonal features like flowers, fruits, and fall color. Bring a photo or sketch of your yard and get ready to choose a tree and a planting location where you live. This class will also cover basic tree care and maintenance, and proper planting techniques to set your new trees up for success. Register for Bring a Tree Home here.
Pre-registration Required--limited class space available.