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.
Upcoming Planting Events: Spring 2019
Tree Tenders and community volunteers will plant 770 trees this April. 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.
Click on a marker on the map to get more event details.
Philadelphia Planting Events
Fairhill Tree Tenders
Friday, April 26, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Daniel Anderson, [email protected]
Brewery121 Tree Tenders
Saturday, April 27, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Philly Tree People Tree Tenders (Fishtown/Kensington)
Sunday, April 28, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Dina Richman, [email protected] (RSVP not needed)
Point Breeze Tree Tenders
Saturday, April 27, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
South/Old Kensington Tree Tenders
Saturday, April 27, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lisa Maiello, [email protected]
South Philly Green Tree Tenders (Newbold/West Passyunk)
Saturday, April 27, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Tom Hawthorn, [email protected]
West Poplar Tree Tenders
Saturday, April 27, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jim Hall, [email protected]
Southeast PA Tree Plantings
Conshohocken Tree Tenders
Saturday, April 27
Phoenixville Tree Tenders
Saturday, April 27, 8:00 am
Brian Watson, [email protected]
Upper Gwynedd Tree Tenders
Friday, April 26, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Emily Croke, [email protected]
Richland Meeting Tree Tenders
Sunday, April 28, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bob Adams, [email protected]
Upper Merion Tree Tenders
Saturday, April 27, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Barley Van Clief, [email protected]
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. No experience necessary, but we encourage you to watch a tree planting instructional video.