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Natural Awakenings Philadelphia

Planting and Tending Philadelphia’s Trees

Tree Tenders Tree canopy in urban settings is correlated with many health, environmental, and economic impacts.

One of the oldest established volunteer tree planting and stewardship programs, Tree Tenders is at the forefront of the urban tree movement across the country. They offer a training course and help start a Tree Tenders group in neighborhoods; all that’s required is three Tree Tenders graduates. The next basic training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. January 25 and February 1.

Since 1993, more than 5,000 volunteers in the region have become certified Tree Tenders, receiving hands-on training on the biology, identification, planting and proper care of trees. Each year, with PHS support, neighborhood Tree Tenders groups plant more than 1,000 trees, and focus on follow-up monitoring and care to ensure their survival.

Register at For more information, call 215-988-1698.

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