Branch Out with TTF and PHS Tree Tenders DEC 12!

Branch Out

Please mark your calendars for an introduction to PHS’ Tree Tenders training at the Awbury Arboretum.

DATE: December 12, 2012

TIME: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Light dinner followed by program

PLACE: At the beautiful, historic Awbury Arboretum | One Awbury Road | Philadelphia, PA 19138

RSVP or for more information to Abby Grosslein at 215.844.8100 or

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Join us to learn about the benefits of trees for your community and how you can become involved in greening efforts! This free program is a special collaboration among the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF), and the Awbury Arboretum Association. You will have an opportunity to network with other community green activists and learn about:

  • Why trees are important
  • How our urban environment affects trees
  • How to care for trees
  • How to become a Tree Tender®
  • The resources and programs of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF), the Awbury Arboretum Association, and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS).

PHS motivates people to improve the quality of life and create a sense of community through horticulture. PHS’s Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region. The training covers tree biology, identification, planting, proper care and working within your community. TTF’s mission is to enhance the health and vitality of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Creek and its watershed. TTF initiates and supports efforts to restore the health of the watershed, and mobilize our communities as watershed stewards through community outreach, networking, educational programs, and project coordination and implementation. The mission of the Awbury Arboretum Association is to preserve and interpret Awbury’s historic house and landscape, thereby connecting an urban community with nature and history.

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