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11:30 am to 1:00 pm on Tuesday, December 18, 2018
30 N Main Street
Lexington, VA 24450
1. 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Thursday, January 24, 2019
2. 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, December 24, 2019
This training course was developed by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) in collaboration with Penn State Extension Urban Foresters in southeast Pennsylvania.
The course is designed for lay people and experts alike. Become one of the Tree Tenders restoring and tending your part of the forest.
Since its inception in 1993, PHS has trained thousands of Tree Tenders in 150 neighborhoods. In 2004, the program received support from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and began expanding to Pittsburgh and other areas of the state in 2008. Over 2,000 additional Tree Tenders have since been trained across the Commonwealth.
Instruction is provided by DCNR’s Bureau of Forestry, in partnership with Penn State Extension, PHS, Tree Pittsburgh and other local urban forestry experts.
Continuing Education Credits: ISA Certified Arborist, SAF, and ASLA
Tree Tender Training Manuals will be mailed to each attendee.
Tree Tender Certificates will be awarded to attendees that attend all seven sessions and complete the quizzes.
This Tree Tender Training fulfills the requirement for TreeVitalize Grants offered by DCNR.
7:00 pm on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 – 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 27, 2019
The Woods in Your Backyard Webinar Series teaches stewardship of your land through eight, one hour, live online evening lectures that can be viewed from the convenience of your home computer. By enhancing or creating natural areas and woodland, landowners provide habitat for wildlife, improve water quality, expand recreational opportunities, and enhance aesthetics. If parcels connect with others there is opportunity to make an even bigger impact. Join us to learn how owners of even just a few acres can positively influence the environment by implementing simple stewardship practices. Live lectures are recorded and can be viewed again.
This online workshop is designed specifically (but not exclusively) for smaller landowners, those with 1-10 acres. If you own land that is wooded, have natural areas, or you are interested in creating natural areas, providing wildlife habitat, improving water quality, and enhancing aesthetics then this workshop is for you!
The workshop uses the manual The Woods in Your Backyard: Learning to Create and Enhance Natural Areas Around Your Home. This self-directed book will guide participants through the process of developing and implementing projects to enhance their land’s natural resources. Each participant will receive a complimentary, full-color, 108 page copy of The Woods in Your Backyard manual (a $29 value).