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Calling All Tree Lovers! Tree Tenders Classes Return to Philly
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Calling All Tree Lovers! Tree Tenders Classes Return to Philly

Ever wanted to try your hand at caring for trees? Or maybe you’ve want to make your green thumb even greener?

Become a Tree Tender ! For over 20 years, PHS has been successfully hosting Tree Tenders classes in the Philadelphia area. Whether you use your knowledge to plant trees in your region, your community, or just your yard, you’ll be making a huge difference!

Photo: Creative Commons
Photo: Creative Commons

Basic Tree Tender Training:

This October, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) is once again hosting a hands-on program to teach Philadelphians how to plant and care for the trees in their region! Training will cover:

  • Basic tree biology
  • Tree identification
  • Planting techniques
  • Possible stresses
  • Proper pruning and root care
  • How to apply these skills within your community or home

Classes will take place over three sessions hosted on October 8th, 15th, and 21st from 5:45 – 9 PM at the PHS Auditorium (100 North 20th Street).

Interested? Registration is only $25!

Advanced Tree Tender Training: 

Already been to basic training? Try the advanced version of Tree Tenders, specifically designed for those who’ve mastered the basics! Training will cover:

  • Advanced tree identification
  • How to monitor a tree’s health
  • Advanced pruning & structural problems in trees
  • Invasive insects and diseases
  • Advocating for trees
  • Soil
  • How to match the right tree to the right place
  • Riparian plantings

Classes will take place over eight sessions hosted once a month on a Wednesday from September to April from 6 – 8 PM at the PHS Auditorium (100 North 20th Street) or via real-time webcast.

Students even get the opportunity to take pre and post tests for the chance to receive an advanced Tree Tenders graduate card!

Interested? Registration is only $50 and includes all materials!

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Catharine was an Editorial Intern in 2014. From growing up in Damascus, Maryland to studying Marketing and Finance at Saint Joseph’s University, she got her first taste of sustainability in Elementary School when her mother went on a recycling binge and got the family on board. She assumes she'll probably be something like that when she grows up, too. She loves her other roles as a Resident Assistant and barista at Starbucks. In her spare time, she loves to go for long runs, reading Game of Thrones, and watching Hockey. View all posts by Catharine Gaylord

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