Tree Care and Monitoring
Connect with a local Tree Tenders group (or form a group) to help prune and take care of trees in your neighborhood or community. Tree Tenders groups also need help with monitoring and collecting tree health data as part of our annual summer Tree Checkers program for recently planted trees. No experience necessary. Training will be provided.
ISA Certified Arborists
Arborists are needed to volunteer with Tree Tenders (community stewardship programs) in Delaware, the Philadelphia region, Pittsburgh and small towns around PA. Arborists can help with pruning clubs, tree pit care, tree monitoring - and of course tree planting! Help out your community trees while making connections and building your reputation.
For more information, please click here.
Plant Trees with PHS Tree Tenders
PHS Tree Tenders across Philadelphia and Southeastern PA (Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties) plant 800-1,000 trees every April and November. It’s a lot of trees to get in the ground so we need your help. No experience required. By participating, you are part of a larger effort to restore tree canopy in the region and to support Plant One Million in the second half of the campaign to plant and care for one million trees!
Upcoming Planting Events: Spring 2018
Below you will find a listing of events that need your help! Check out the map to see all tree planting events happening in the region this spring. Tree Tenders will be planting more than 750 trees this April and May.
Click here to view a larger map. Click on a marker on the map to get more event details.
Philadelphia Planting Events
April 21, 9am-12pm
Mary Ann Boyer, firstname.lastname@example.org
April 21, 10am-12:30pm
Raymond Pascal Lucci, email@example.com
East Passyunk Crossing
April 21, 9:30am-1pm
Jen Tepel, firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Schuylkill River Park
April 21, 9:30am-12pm
Susan Kahn, email@example.com
April 21, 10am-12pm
Mike Ruzzo, firstname.lastname@example.org
Philly Tree People (Fishtown/Kensington)
April 22, 9:30am-12pm
Dina Richman, email@example.com
SOSNA Green (Southwest Center City)
April 21, 9am-1pm
Marcus Ferreira, firstname.lastname@example.org
Southeast Pennsylvania Events
Borough of Phoenixville
April 21, 8am-3pm
Brian Watson, email@example.com
Borough of Trappe
April 21, 9am-2pm
Fred Schuetz, firstname.lastname@example.org
April 21, 9am-12pm
Paul Kopera, email@example.com
April 22, 1:30pm-5pm
Barley Van Clief, firstname.lastname@example.org
Find an Event Near You
Click here to view a map of all planting events.
Boost Your Knowledge
Click here to register for an upcoming Tree Tenders training
What to Wear
Sensible clothing and footwear (work boots). Dress for the weather.
What to Bring
Work gloves, shovel, and refillable water bottle if you have these items
How You Can Help
There’s a job for everyone, from digging holes, mulching, to taking pictures!
Never Planted a Tree Before? Not to Worry.
The trees are bare root (no soil attached), so they are light and easy to plant. You may even be lucky to find a golden ticket and win a prize!