The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

on Friday, February 4, 2011 |


Tree Tenders is a nine-hour training course that empowers concerned residents to make dramatic strides towards restoring and caring for their local tree canopy. Help beautify your neighborhood and region by planting trees.
This course offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the Greater Philadelphia region including Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware, Bucks and Montgomery counties. Given the intensity of the training and the late hours, the training is not appropriate for children under 16.   ISA, PA LA, PLNA and Act 48 continuing education credits are available.

• Tree Biology
• Urban Stresses on Trees
• Tree Identification
• Tree Planting
• Community Organizing
• Basic Tree Pruning and Root Care

Your Community can form a Tree Tenders group by having three or more people from your community graduate from the course.  Benefits include tree grant and volunteer tree planting opportunities.   
Pre-registration is required: Please register online at      Fee: $25
2011 Classes:
Montgomery County: Mon. March 28, Apr 4 & 11, 6-9 PM  at Lower Frederick Township Building
Delaware County: Wed. April 6, 13 & 20, 6-9 PM at Rutledge Borough Hall
Philadelphia: Thurs., May 5, 12, & 19, 5:45-8:45 PM at PHS, 100 N. 20th St. Philadelphia    
Bucks County: Thurs. September 8, 15 & 22, 6-9 PM at Perkasie Borough Hall
Chester County: Tues. September 13, 20 & 27, 6-9 PM at Exton Community Baptist Church
Philadelphia: Wed., October 12, 19 & 26, 5:45-8:45 PM at PHS, 100 N. 20th St. Philadelphia    
For more information, contact Mindy Maslin at 215-988-8844/ (Philadelphia) or
Barley Van Clief at 215-988-8793/ (Bucks, Chester, Delaware & Montgomery Counties)