Tree Tenders® Training


Join thousands of other concerned citizens like yourself. Become a Tree Tender and help increase tree canopy cover in your community. Tree Tenders® is a training program that empowers concerned residents to make dramatic strides towards restoring and caring for the tree canopy in their communities.

  • When

  • Sat., Sept. 30, 2017
    (9:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

  • Where

  • Cambria County Library
    248 Main St.
    Johnstown, PA 15901

The course is designed for lay people and experts alike. Become one of the Tree Tenders restoring and tending your part of the forest. Instruction is provided by DCNR’s Bureau of Forestry, in partnership with Penn State Extension, PHS, The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, and other local urban forestry experts.

Tree Tenders Training Includes

  • Tree Biology
  • Urban Stresses on Trees
  • Tree Identification
  • Tree Pruning and Root Care
  • Tree Planting Techniques
  • Community Organizing


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

Since 1993 PHS has trained over 3200 Tree Tenders in 150 PA neighborhoods. Since 2004, the program has been supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. In 2008 the program expanded to Pittsburgh and smaller metropolitan areas, and since 2013 it has been available statewide. Nearly 2000 additional Tree Tenders have since been trained.

Credit Information

Continuing Education Credits Offered

  • American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Engineerining PDH
  • ISA Certified Arborist
  • Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturalist
  • Professional Landscape Architecture
  • Society of American Florists
  • Tree Tender Certificates will be awarded.


Participants are asked to dress for the weather as there is one outdoor session during the day.


This Tree Tenders® Training 
fulfills the requirement for
TreeVitalize Grants
offered by DCNR





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