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Learn how to take care of the urban forest as a tree tender


Learn how to be a tree tender and help take care of the urban forest.

Tree tenders are making a difference in Pittsburgh, planting trees and caring for existing ones--ensuring a healthy urban forest for generations to come.

Tree Tenders take an eight-hour course and learn about urban forestry practices, tree biology and health, proper planting, pruning, and maintenance, and lead their communities in organizing tree plantings and tree care.

The next course will take place on Saturday July 11, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Manchester Citizens Corporation, 1319 Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233.

Cost is $40 per person and includes registration, materials, light food, and instruction. Scholarships are available. Register at

Contact or call 412-781-TREE (8733) for more information.

The tree tender course is not appropriate for participants under 16 years of age. 


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