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About the TREE Fund

The Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund) is shaping the future of trees and the arboriculture profession.

We provide research grants, scholarships and educational programs to advance knowledge in the field of arboriculture and urban forestry. With this knowledge, arborists and citizens will be better equipped to ensure that healthy, mature trees remain an integral part of the urban and suburban communities of our future. Our research priority areas are:

  • Root and Soil Management–Many urban tree problems originate below ground. Promoting root development, protecting roots from injury and conflicts with infrastructure are issues that arborists encounter regularly. Managing roots includes soil management.
  • Planting and Establishment–Survival and vigorous growth of trees after  planting are of concern to arborists and the entire green industry. Arborists are  increasingly dealing with problems that originate in, or could be avoided by, the planting process.
  • Plant Health Care–Healthy plants have more effective defense systems and are better able to resist pests. Complete understanding of plant health may   lead to new pest control strategies.
  • Risk Assessment and Worker Safety–Safety is a major concern. It can be a life-or-death issue to tree workers and the public. Detection of defects and knowing how they develop are important. Improved equipment and work practices are needed.
  • Urban Forestry–Urban forestry is the careful care and management of urban forests, i.e., tree populations in urban settings for the purpose of improving the urban environment.
  • Technology Transfer
  • Arboriculture Education

Professional tree care, based on science, enhances the beauty, safety and liveability of our communities, and helps to protect the people who work in trees. Whether you’re a student, a grant-seeker, a practicing arborist, a potential donor or corporate sponsor — the TREE Fund invites you to join us in shaping the future of trees and the arboriculture profession.

 

 

 

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Trees are not an amenity that can be neglected when the economy gets tight. This is a way to provide for their care into the future, and to make sure that the safety programs that protect our workforce continue to evolve. I didn’t make this decision [to become a Heritage Oak Society member] because I was asked; I did it because it’s important. We all have a role to play in planning for the future of our trees.

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