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The Flower Show

PHS Offers Training in How to be a Tree Champion

September 13, 2019

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David Cheng, Communications Manager
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
[email protected] | 215-988-1631

Learn How to Choose, Plant, and Care for Trees in Your Neighborhood 

[PHILADELPHIA - September 13, 2019} – One of the most powerful actions a person can take to create a healthier environment is to plant a tree. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society teaches the basics of tree planting, tree care, and how to rally a community around the importance of trees. 

Trees clean the air by absorbing carbon dioxide, and they reduce flooding and protect waterways by absorbing stormwater runoff. During the summer, they cool neighborhoods, reduce energy bills, and provide important habitat for birds and other wildlife. 

A key component of PHS’s neighborhood greening activities, the PHS Tree Tenders program offers tree planting and tree care training throughout the five-county Philadelphia region. Participation in the course, and in plantings, brings people together while creating healthier, more sustainable living spaces for their neighborhoods. The course covers tree biology, identification, planting, maintenance, and advocacy. Credit is available for ISA, PA, LA, PLNA, PA Master Gardener, and PA Master Naturalist. Class fee is $40. 

Now open for registration, the three-session program offers nine hours of hands-on learning, with courses in Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia set for September and October. 

The following classes will be offered in the weeks ahead: 

Delaware County 
September 18, 25 and October 2 (Wednesdays)
6:00 pm to 9:15 pm
Upper Chichester Township Building 
8500 Furey Road Aston, PA 19014 

Montgomery County 
September 5, 12 and 19 (Thursdays)
6:00 pm to 9:15 pm
Norristown Municipal Hall
235 East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401 

Philadelphia County
September 18, 25 and October 2 (Wednesdays)
5:45 pm to 9 pm
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
100 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 

About PHS 

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, an internationally recognized nonprofit organization founded in 1827, advances the well-being of the Philadelphia region by creating healthier living environments, building deeper connections between people, and increasing access to fresh food and economic opportunity. Fueled by a diverse community of supporters, PHS delivers impact through initiatives in more than 250 neighborhoods, an expansive network of public gardens and landscapes, and the nation’s signature gardening event, the Philadelphia Flower Show. PHS invites everyone to garden for the greater good as a participant, member, donor, or volunteer. PHSonline.org