PHS Tree Tenders is at the forefront of the urban tree movement across the country. PHS works to train hundreds of new Tree Tenders every year. They go on to form groups in their neighborhoods that transform the health and well-being of their communities by rallying neighbors to plant and care for trees. See how you can get involved in planting trees in your neighborhood today.
Take a PHS Tree Tenders Basic Training Class. Register for a three-class series below in Bucks, Philadelphia or Chester Counties. Don’t see your county? Call us at 215.988.1698 to learn about bringing Tree Tenders to you. For information on scholarships contact our Tree Tenders team at: [email protected]
Once you’ve become a Tree Tenders graduate, find a local Tree Tenders group in your neighborhood to join. Use our map to begin your search. Find a Tree Tenders group near me.
Don’t see a group in your neighborhood? Start a new Tree Tenders group! You only need three Tree Tenders graduates to make a group. The rest can be volunteers.
Want to participate in a PHS tree planting, but haven’t taken the Tree Tenders course yet? No problem! There are still plenty of ways to plant a tree with PHS.
Join PHS Tree Tenders in planting nearly 2,000 trees every April and November in the Philadelphia region -- or help your local Tree Tenders group with summer tree monitoring or care throughout the year. Through the Tree Tenders initiative, PHS collaborates with community partners to grow and steward tree canopy in neighborhoods and towns across the Philadelphia region and helps promote healthier, cooler, and greener communities.
Visit our Volunteer page to sign up for future updates on tree planting volunteer opportunties.
Connect with a local Tree Tenders group to help prune and take care of trees in your neighborhood or community. Volunteers can help track and collect tree health data as part of our annual summer Tree Checkers program for recently planted trees. No experience necessary. Training will be provided. The link to a map of current Tree Tender groups is above in step two (2) of how to become a Tree Tender.
Arborists can volunteer with Tree Tenders in Delaware, the Greater Philadelphia Region, Pittsburgh, and other small towns around Pennsylvania.
For more information, contact the area closest to you.
The Delaware Center for Horticulture
PHS Tree Tenders
The rest of Pennsylvania