PHS Tree Tenders to Begin New Lunchtime Class Series

PHS Tree Tenders hard at work

PHS Tree Tenders hard at work

Join the Plant One Million Team! PHS’s Tree Tenders┬« program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region. The training will cover tree biology, identification, planting, proper care and working within your community. Form a Tree Tenders group in your community by attending with 2 neighbors. Tree Tenders groups are eligible for street trees for their communities and are invited to follow-up educational opportunities!

There are two classes to choose from starting this January!


  • 2- Part Saturday series, January 19 & January 26, 8:30 am – 1 pm: PHS 100 N. 20th Street, 5th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Fee: $25
  • NEW 8- Part Lunch-Time Series Thursdays, January 10- Feb. 28 12-1pm:┬áLearn about trees at convenient lunch-time workshops at PHS! Take one workshop or the whole series. Fee: $25 for eight-part series or $5 per class at the door. Note: you must attend all eight classes to receive Tree Tenders certification.

Dates and Topics:

  • Jan. 10 Overview, Benefits of Trees, Tree Biology
  • Jan. 17 Urban Stresses on Trees
  • Jan. 24 Tree Planting
  • Jan. 31 Tree ID
  • Feb. 7 Tree Care
  • Feb. 14 Trees and Watersheds, and the Emerald Ash Borer
  • Feb. 21 Organizing a Community Tree Planting
  • Feb. 28 Presentation by Tree Tender Partners: Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Philly Tree Map, Plant One Million, US Forest Service, PHS McLean Library


Pre-registration is required. Go to www.phsonline.org

Available for ISA, PA LA, Act 48 and PLNA credit.

Every tree planted will be counted as part of Plant One Million, a partnership between PHS, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, TreePhilly, The New Jersey Tree Foundation and The Delaware Center for Horticulture will the goal of planting and caring for one million trees in 3 states and 13 counties.


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