January 7, 2013

Start 2013 Off Right!

Hey tree lovers, here’s a great opportunity for continuing your tree education with a TreePhilly partner group (we’ll be at the trainings to talk about how you can get free yard trees too!): Start 2013 off right by attending one or all of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Tree Tenders trainings in January and February.  PHS’s Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region. The training covers tree biology, identification, planting, proper care and working within your community. PEC 11.4.12 kids helping with tree demo Mindy Maslin, Tree Tenders Project Manager, shows new tree owners how to find the root flare at the Fall 2012 TreePhilly Yard Tree giveaway at the Pennypack Environmental Center

2013 Trainings

Location for all classes: 100 N. 20th Street, 5th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103 2013 Weekend Series January 19 & January 26, 8:30 am – 1 pm Fee: $25 for the two-part series. Note: you must attend both classes to receive Tree Tenders certification. 2013 Lunch-Time Series Thursday afternoons from January 10 through February 28, 12 – 1pm Fee: $25 for eight-part series or $5 per class at the door. Note: you must attend all eight classes to receive Tree Tenders certification. Dates and Topics: Jan. 10 Overview, Benefits of Trees, Tree Biology Jan. 17 Urban Stresses on Trees Jan. 24 Tree Planting Jan. 31 Tree ID Feb. 7 Tree Care Feb. 14 Trees and Watersheds, and the Emerald Ash Borer Feb. 21 Organizing a Community Tree Planting Feb. 28 Presentation by Tree Tender Partners: TreePhilly, Philly Tree Map, Plant One Million, US Forest Service, PHS McLean Library For more information contact Mindy Maslin, Tree Tenders Project Manager, at or (215) 988-8844.