Attend this free session with PHS Tree Tenders and Lara Roman from the U.S. Forest Service and learn the basics of tree monitoring. The first half will focus on data collection protocols and homeowner engagement. During the second half (encouraged, but not required), you can learn how to use the PHS Urban Forest Cloud (pg-cloud.com/phs/) web-based tool to track tree monitoring data and upload tree photos.
Tree Checkers will:
- Evaluate and report on key tree health and stewardship variables for new trees using a paper worksheet or mobile device
- Talk with property owner and/or leave a PHS Tree Checker report card with specific information on the tree's health and care
- Optionally, address the needs, such as pruning dead branches, weeding, aerating and excavating root flares.
No prior experience necessary! We will connect you with a Philadelphia Tree Tenders group, where you can use your new skills.