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What is the TREE Fund?

The TREE Fund works to sustain the world’s urban forests by providing funding for scientific research, education programs, and scholarships related to arboriculture and urban forestry. Through the generous support of corporate and individual sponsors and donors our organization offers:
  • Funding for scientific research into critical urban tree care issues
  • Funding for arboriculture education programs
  • Scholarships for aspiring arborists
TREE Fund grants contribute to improvements in arboriculture and urban forestry, and support educational programs. Our research priority areas are:
  • Root and Soil Management
  • Planting and Establishment
  • Plant Health Care
  • Risk Assessment and Worker Safety
  • Urban Forestry
TREE Fund scholarships help students who are interested in careers in arboriculture and urban forestry to pursue their dreams.


Find funding for research projects that benefit people, trees & the environment.
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TREE Fund awards empower new nature programs for youth and healthier urban trees

Naperville, IL, July 26, 2016 – The Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund) is pleased to announce the first of its 2016 grant awards totaling over $160,000 for

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Leading Thoughts

J. Eric Smith, TREE Fund President and CEO A year ago this month, the TREE Fund’s Board of Trustees extended me the privilege of serving as the organization’s President and

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Applications are open for the $25K Duling Grant, $10K Kimmel Grant, $100K Research Fellowship and the $5K Ohio Education Grant.

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