The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training in the five-county Philadelphia region. The training covers tree biology, identification, planting, proper care and working within your community. Established in 1993, PHS Tree Tenders has trained thousands of volunteers who plant and care for trees throughout the region. Nothing can top the in-class training, but click here to read the PHS guide titled Organizing a Community Tree Planting. Click here to watch instructional videos in the Tree Tenders Video Library.
If you'd like to find Tree Tenders in your neighborhood, consult our collection of Tree Tenders maps.
Available for ISA, PA LA, and PLNA credit. Given the nature of the training and the evening hours, the course is not appropriate for children under 16.
Pre-registration is required. Click here for a list of upcoming sessions of PHS Tree Tenders.
This application is ONLY for municipalities and Tree Tenders groups located in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties. Click here to download.
Alliance for Community Trees
An Anonymous Donor
The Austelle Foundation
The Boeing Company
Dow Chemical Company
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Philadelphia Parks and Recreation