PHS Tree Tenders: Spring 2022 Bare Root Tree Offer – Feb 10

Posted by Pennsylvania Horticultural Society on January 18, 2022
 We are excited to announce that the Bare Root Tree Planting Offer for the PHS Tree Tenders-TreeVitalize April 2022 tree planting season is now open!  We invite your community to apply.
Applications are due:  February 10, 2022
Place your order early if requesting species with limited availability.  Orders will be fulfilled in the order received. 
About the offer:
  • We have a diverse selection of 25 species for you to pick from this season!  View and print the species list here.  
  • Subsidized trees must be planted as public amenities in areas along street curbs, within parks or other public properties, or within ~10 feet of the sidewalk/street on private properties.
  • At the wholesale $95 rate, trees can be purchased for planting in the interior of private yards (planted more than 10 feet from the sidewalk/curb, or in backyard), but planting must be overseen by your group.
  • 36″ TreeDiapers® are available to buy at a deeply discounted rate.  The TreeDiaper is a slow release hydration system that is automatically recharged with rain/irrigation.  They have been used on a few Tree Tenders projects and found to be effective, especially for locations that are difficult to water. They last about 3 years, or possibly longer if well protected from sun and lawn mowers.
  • On planting day, community volunteers (and any municipal staff working alongside volunteers) eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine are required to be fully vaccinated.
  • More details in the application.
Trees will arrive April 19 and tree pickup will be April 19-22, 2022 and is tentatively planned for the Philadelphia Navy Yard.  Your community tree planting can be scheduled anytime during April 20-25
  • PHS will subsidize trees in public spaces at a co-pay cost of $55 per tree (up to 30 public trees). 
  • Additional public trees, or trees for the interior of private property, can be purchased for $95/tree wholesale rate.  
  • $27 per TreeDiaper (retail cost is $42.89).
Eligibility:  Must be a registered PHS Tree Tenders group, or newly forming. To be registered your group must have a minimum of 3 Tree Tenders graduates who have completed the Tree Tenders Basic Training course. PHS Tree Tenders groups in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, or Montgomery County are eligible for the subsidized tree cost.  

If this is your group’s 1st planting with PHS a minimum of 2 Tree Tenders is accepted.  Please complete this New Tree Tenders Group Form before applying.

Tree Tenders Basic Training (offered in English and Spanish): Thursdays in January and February, 6:00-8:00 PM via Zoom. Learn more and register.

Tree Selection Resources:

Apply here by February 10, 2022.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to Trees Specialist Asha-Lé Davis ( or to Dana Dentice at

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