Tree Tenders

A training program that empowers concerned residents to make dramatic strides towards restoring and caring for the tree canopy in their communities.

Upcoming Events

When: September 30, 2017, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Course Details

This training course was developed by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) in collaboration with Penn State Extension Urban Foresters in southeast Pennsylvania.

The course is designed for lay people and experts alike. Become one of the Tree Tenders restoring and tending your part of the forest.

Since 1993 PHS has trained over 3200 Tree Tenders in 250 PA neighborhoods. Since 2004, the program has been supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resource's TreeVitalize initiative, and continues in support of the mission to increase Pennsylvania's tree canopy.


Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Sponsored by the DCNR Bureau of Forestry.

The course has been offered statewide to thousands of concerned citizens like you. Instruction is provided by DCNR's Bureau of Forestry, in partnership with Penn State Extension, PHS, and other local urban forestry experts.