Tree tenders and volunteers work together to plant trees along East Liberty Boulevard in 2008.

Tree Pittsburgh has announced the dates and locations for their 2011 Tree Tender courses. Tree Tenders help young street trees to survive and live longer, healthier lives in the City of Pittsburgh. Learn about urban forestry, tree biology, tree care, pruning and planting! Last year, volunteers planted 75 trees in East Liberty with the help of trained Tree Tenders.

This year, courses will be held at Rothschild-Doyno Collaborative in the Strip District (2847 Penn Ave.) and at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in the North Side (10 Children’s Way). Register for a course today!