Tree Tender Training (Asynchronous, 2022-23)
Love trees and want to learn how to care for them in Oakland or your home neighborhood? Help Pitt grow Oakland’s tree canopy by becoming a certified Pitt Tree Tender.
All Pitt employees and students are eligible to become a Tree Tender for free by completing asynchronous, virtual trainings at your own pace –– and a competency quiz through Spring 2023.
After you do, so we ask you to commit to volunteering to helping maintain street trees in Oakland in partnership with Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) and/or in your own home neighborhood.
Pitt’s Tree Tender course is taught by Tree Pittsburgh and covers urban forestry practices, tree biology and health, basic tree identification, proper pruning and maintenance, and how to lead your community in organizing tree plantings and tree care.
You’ll also receive special invitations for twice annual Campus Tree Walks.Register for Event