Thursday, November 3, 2016

Volunteers Can Take Tree Tenders Online Training In January, February & March

DCNR, Penn State Extension Urban Foresters and PA Horticultural Society will host online Tree Tenders training for volunteers interested in learning more about how to plant and care for trees in their neighborhoods.
The training will be held on multiple dates-- January 26, February 2, 9, 16 and 23 and March 2 and 9 at Noon or 7:00 p.m. each day.
Instruction is provided by DCNR’s Bureau of Forestry, in partnership with Penn State Extension, PHS, Tree Pittsburgh and other local urban forestry experts.
Completion of a Tree Tenders® Workshop fulfills a requirement for TreeVitalize Statewide Tree Planting Grant and Pittsburgh/Philadelphia Tree Requests.
Since 1993 PHS has trained over 3200 Tree Tenders in 150 Pennsylvania neighborhoods. Since 2004, the program has been supported by the 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.
Click Here for all the details and to register for these webinars.
For more information on Tree Tenders, visit PA Horticultural Society Tree Tenders webpage, the Western PA Conservancy Tree Tenders/Tree Pittsburgh webpage and DCNR’s TreeVitalize webpage.
To learn more about other forest-related workshops, webinars and learning opportunities, visit the Penn State Extension’s Forest Resources Upcoming Events webpage.

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