Thursday, April 13, 2017

PA Horticultural Society Tree Tenders Basic Training Begins In May In Southeast

The PA Horticultural Society announced Thursday it will offer the PHS Tree Tenders training series this spring in Montgomery County, Philadelphia, and Chester County.
The course is available for ISA credit and is appropriate for anyone over age 16. The course fee is $25.
The nine-hour, three-session PHS Tree Tenders training course empowers and teaches concerned residents how to make dramatic strides toward restoring and caring for trees in their region, community, or even their own yard.
This program supports Plant One Million, a regional partnership led by PHS to plant one million trees in southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. The series will take place at the following locations this fall:
-- Montgomery County: Tuesdays, May 2, 9, and 16, 6 to 9:15 p.m., Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting;  
-- Philadelphia: Mondays, May 8, 15, and 22, 5:45 to 9 p.m., PHS Town Hall, 100 North 20th Street, Philadelphia; and
-- Chester County, Thursdays, May 25, June 1 and 8, 5:30 to 8:45 p.m., Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Road, Strafford.
PHS Tree Tenders training offers hands-on instruction and covers tree biology, identification, planting, proper care, and working within your community. Tree Tenders work alongside local tree agencies, leveraging resources and extending the impact of municipal tree stewardship.
A community can form a PHS Tree Tenders group by having three or more people graduate from the course. Benefits include tree grant and volunteer tree planting opportunities. Pre-registration is required.
Please register online.   Click Here for an application for Philadelphia TreeVitalize Street Tree Planting.
For more information, visit the PHS Tree Tenders webpage or contact Mindy Maslin by sending email to: or Barley Van Clief by sending email to: or call 215-988-1698.
For training opportunities and more in Western PA, visit the TreeVitalize Pittsburgh webpage.
For more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the PA Horticultural Society website, Like PHS on Facebook, Join PHS on Instagram and Follow on Twitter.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from PHS.
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