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The Flower Show

PHS Tree Hub

Upcoming Trainings

Organizing a Planting Q&A Session

Thursday, October 12th, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 

Join the PHS Tree Team for this live Q&A to cover your specific planning and logistics questions for a fun, safe, and memorable community tree planting.  

Homework: Watch the recorded Info Session on Organizing a Planting before the Q&A. Click here to watch.

Bare Root Planting & Crew Leader Workshop

Wednesday, November 8th, 6:00 pm -7:30 pm (virtual)
For those supervising tree plantings.

Do your tree planting gurus know the difference between a root flare, graft union, or adventitious roots? We'll review bare root planting techniques and nuances, staking and tying, tool safety, and working with volunteers to ensure happy and healthy trees and volunteers!

This session is designed for those overseeing volunteer teams on planting day and anyone (new or experienced) wanting a planting refresher. Click here for more info.

Tree Tenders Fall Basic Training

Wednesdays, Sept 20, 2023 – Wed, Oct 4, 2023, 6:00 pm -8:30 pm
(in person or virtual) $40; $36 for PHS Members.

Learn about tree care and planting by participating in a PHS Tree Tenders training this Spring. This eight-hour course will be offered in person as well as virtually on Zoom. Workshop topics include tree biology, identification, planting, and proper care. You will be joining one of the nation’s oldest, most respected volunteer urban tree-care programs. The workshop series takes place in three parts on Wednesdays, Sept 20, 27, and Oct 4. 

Recorded Trainings & Guides

Organizing a Planting Info Session Recording  

(70mins, March 2022)
Key steps, tools, checklists and tips you can adopt for a safe and fun volunteer tree planting.


Review a step-by-step guide on how to organize community tree plantings.

Tree Planting Instruction, Tips and Resources 

Watch Tree Planting & Tending Playlist