Welcome to the home of the Nine Mile Run Watershed Tree Tenders!
Tree Tenders are environmental stewards who are dedicated to advocating and protecting trees in the watershed and beyond. Though anyone is welcome to become an advocate of watershed trees and volunteer at our tree plantings and cares, we do encourage those interested to become official Tree Tenders through Tree Pittsburgh.
Official Tree Tenders complete an 8 hour course where they learn urban forestry practices, tree biology and health, proper planting, pruning, and maintenance. Further, completion of the Tree Tender course is required for participation in advanced tree care activities such as pruning workshops.
The group meets quarterly throughout the year to report tree issues, schedule tree pruning workshops and mulching parties, identify areas for new trees, and help with community outreach. Interested in becoming an advocate of watershed trees? Visit our events page for an upcoming meeting or Contact Jan at 412.371.8779 x 116 or .