Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tree Tenders training course slated for March 28, April 4 and 11 - Lower Frederick, PA

Tree Tenders training course slated for March 28, April 4 and 11 -

LOWER FREDERICK - The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will offer its nine-hour Tree Tenders training course, which empowers and teaches concerned residents how to make dramatic strides toward restoring and caring for the local tree canopy, on March 28, April 4 and 11, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Lower Frederick Township Building, 53 Spring Mount Rd., Spring Mount.

This spring, PHS and its partners are launching Plant One Million, the nation’s largest multi-state tree campaign, to replenish the tree population of 13 counties in the Greater Philadelphia region, southern New Jersey and Delaware. The region has lost millions of trees in recent decades to development. The new initiative will involve local governments, corporate sponsors, organizations, schools, civic groups and residents in reaching the goal of a 30 percent tree canopy – the area of land shaded by trees.

The Tree Tenders course offers hands-on tree care training for residents and covers tree biology, urban stress on trees, tree identification, tree planting, community organizing, tree pruning and root care. Given the intensity of the training, the training is not appropriate for children under age 16.

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