Tree roots stabilize the soil and prevent erosion.
Become a Tree Tender!
All classes are closed for 2013.
Please stop back in December for a list of 2014 dates and locations!
Become a Tree Tender in 2013!
Join nearly 1200 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 :: 2013
All courses will be held on Saturdays, and cost $40, which includes registration, materials, lunch, and instruction. Scholarships are available, contact Joe@treepittsburgh.org or call 412-362-6360 for more information. Again, a light breakfast and lunch is included in the course.
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.