The average tree in metropolitan area survives only about 8 years!
Become a Tree Tender!
Become a Tree Tender in 2014!
Join nearly 1300 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 :: 2014
Courses will be offered in two formats. All day Saturday courses, or an evening series breaking down the content into 3 blocks of time. The cost $40, which includes registration, materials, light food, and instruction. Scholarships are available, contact Joe@treepittsburgh.org or call 412-362-6360 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.
Class 1: February 22, 9:30 am- 4:30pm, Pittsburgh Project Sorry, the class is full and Registration has closed:
Class 2: June 14, 8:30am-3:30pm, Brentwood Library Registration will open soon!
Class 3: **Must Attend all 3 evening sessions. July 9, 16 and 23, 5:30pm -8:30pm South Park Registration will open soon!
Class 4: September 6, 9am-4pm, Pittsburgh Public Market (strip district) Registration will open soon!
Class 5:** Must Attend all 3 evening sessions.October 1, 8, and 15 5:30pm-8:30pm, Lawrenceville (location TBD) Registration will open soon!