Upcoming Trainings for Tree Tenders Project

Posted by on March 4, 2005

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Philadelphia Green Program

Philadelphia Green, The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s urban greening program, works with community groups and residents in neighborhoods throughout the City to plan and implement greening projects. The program also partners with private and public organizations to landscape and maintain public spaces in the City’s downtown area and at its gateways.

The Tree Tenders Project
The Tree Tenders project is part of the Philadelphia Green program. In June of 1993, Tree Tenders was created to train city residents to plant and care for trees. Basic training consists of sessions about theory, practical information and hands on experience. Continuing education workshops are held regularly following for graduates. Currently there are over 1300 Tree Tenders from 85 Philadelphia communities who are tending our urban forest. We hope you will join us.

Wed. April 27, May 4 & May 11 5:45-8:45pm
Saturday May 7th, 10-2pm

Tree Awareness:
Tree Biology
Urban Stresses on Trees
Tree Identification
Basic Tree Pruning and Root Care
Tree Planting
Community Organizing:
Fundraising- grant writing
Working with the media
Finding and Keeping Volunteers
Working with the city

All participants who attend each of the 4 training classes will receive a Tree Tender ID card and T-shirt. Groups (4 or more people from a neighborhood, who attend all sessions) will receive a set of Tree Care tools. The classes are taught by Philadelphia Green staff, as well as other private, educational and government experts.

For more information on Tree Tenders contact Mindy Maslin
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
100 N. 20th St. 5th Fl.
Phila. PA 19103

phone: (215) 988-8844
Fax: (215) 988-8810
e-mail: mmaslin@pennhort.org

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