Tree Tenders trainings

Posted by on June 2, 2006

Become a Tree Tender!

Become part of the ?growing? TreeVitalize program designed by Pennsylvania?s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to increase Southeast Pennsylvania?s tree cover and the benefits that trees offer us all. Join us for nine hours of handson training that will cover tree biology, identification, planting, proper care and working within your community. This training course was developed by staff from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) and Penn State Cooperative Extension. It is based on PHS?s Tree Tenders project which, since 1993, has trained over 1900 community volunteers from 150 Southeast Pennsylvania neighborhoods. The course is being offered on weekday evenings at three different locations each spring and fall, and is designed for lay people and experts alike. Become one of the Tree Tenders who are expanding (or creating) and tending your part of the forest. The course is free but registration is required.

PHS, 100 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Wednesdays, September 13, 20, 27
5:45?8:45 pm

Delaware County
Cabrini College
610 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087
Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17
6?9 pm

Chester County
Charlestown Township
Great Valley Middle School
255 North Phoenixville Pike
Malvern, PA 19355
Wednesdays, October 18, 25, Nov. 1
6?9 pm

Tree Awareness:
? Tree Biology
? Urban Stresses on Trees
? Tree Identification
? Basic Tree Pruning and Root Care
? Tree Planting
Community Organizing:
? Fundraising and Identifying Resources
? Working with Local Government
? Organization Building

The three-part series is FREE. Given the intensity of the lectures and the late hours, the training is not appropriate for children under 13.
For more information contact:
? Julianne Schieffer, 610-489-4315 or
? Mindy Maslin, 215-988-8844 or

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