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.
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.
Use the map below to find Tree Tender groups that are in need of volunteers.
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.
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 the Greater Philadelphia Region and throughout Pennsylvania.
For more information, contact the area closest to you.
Philadelphia region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties)
PHS Tree Tenders
The rest of Pennsylvania
DCNR Urban and Community Forestry