Tree Tenders® Training
When: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018 (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)
Where: Tom Ridge Environmental Center
301 Peninsula Dr.
Erie, Pennsylvania 16505
registration deadline: August 23, 2018
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.
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.
08:30 am Registration
09:00 am Welcome / TreeVitalize Program
09:20 am Why Care About Trees?
09:45 am How Trees Work
10:30 am Break
10:45 am The Right Tree, Right Spot
11:30 am Tree Planting & Assessments - Outdoor Session
12:30 pm Lunch (provided)
01:10 pm Organizing Community Volunteer Plantings
01:20 pm Stresses on Trees
01:50 pm Caring for Trees
02:30 pm Break
02:45 pm Tree Identification
03:15 pm Tree Identification & Care - Outdoor Session
04:05 pm Q & A / Evaluations
William Elmendorf, Ph.D.