Become a Wash West Tree Tender

posted Aug 13, 2013, 7:09 AM by Wash West   [ updated Aug 13, 2013, 7:09 AM ]
Become a Tree Tender
Are you interested in helping to restore and and maintain the tree canopy In our neighborhood?
Join the WSWCA Tree Tenders on Saturday, November 23rd, when we will plant more than 2 dozen street trees. Continue with the group when we begin a new tree maintenance and pruning program in the spring of 2014.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society conducts hands on tree care training. The next Tree Tenders training will be in October, on the 2nd, 9th and 16th, beginning at 5:45 PM. Classes are about 3 hours and are held at PHS, located at 20th & Arch Streets. You must attend all three class to receive your certification. For additional information go to
The Washington Square West Trust recently established the Virginia Trosino Tree Tender Scholarships.  Each year the Trust will sponsor scholarships to Tree-Tending classes given by PHS and the School of Arboriculture at the Morris Arboretum. Recipients of the scholarship must be residents of the Washington Square West neighborhood, and must clearly express their intent to use their gained knowledge for the benefit of the neighborhood.
Six scholarships are available for the PHS training in October.
To apply for a scholarship email the Greening Committee of the WSWCA at: on or before August 30, 2013. Please include the following information in your email: name, address, length of residency in Wash West, and a brief statement that explains your interest in being a Tree Tender. All applicants will be notified by September 10th.  The Civic will register the winners with PHS.