Extension Urban Forester Teaches Tree Tender Trainings

Posted: December 10, 2011

Julianne Schieffer, Extension Urban Forester for the Penn State School of Forest Resources teaches Tree Tenders in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

This video article from Flying Kite features Julianne and PHS during one of the most recent Tree Tender Trainings in Philadelphia.

MOVING PICTURE: PHS Tree Tenders Take to the Streets to Plant One Million

Richard Trevisani | Tuesday, November 08, 2011

"In some parts of Philadelphia, the urban tree canopy -- the layer of leaves, branches and stems of trees that provide shade -- is less than 5 percent.

It's not just unsightly. It's unhealthy.

It's why the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is spearheading Plant One Million Trees, the largest multi-state, tree-planting initiative in the country. Also including New Jersey and Delaware, Plant One Million Trees aims to do just that, but first it needs Tree Tenders, or engaged and capable citizens who can recognize the need and also lead others to help restore the local tree population and reach the goal of 30 percent tree canopy.

The most recent nine-hour Tree Tenders training course, which covers tree biology, identification, stress, maintenance and pruning, just wrapped up, and we tagged along to capture the growth of the movement."


The next Tree Tender Trainings are January 21st and January 28th

For more information, contact Mindy Maslin at 215-988-8844 (Philadelphia), or
Barley Van Clief at 215-988-8793 (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties)