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TREE Fund research published in 2016

2016 was a great year for TREE Fund research. Not only did we award a record-breaking ~$550,000 in new grants, we also saw several TREE Fund-supported projects published and presented around the world, getting new knowledge into the heads and hands of the tree care professionals who care for our urban forest.

TREE Fund’s mission is to support scientific discovery and dissemination of new knowledge in the fields of arboriculture and urban forestry. As such, TREE Fund studies or research-related items appeared in every edition of our monthly newsletter, TREE Fund Bulletin, in 2016; you can find that information archived on our website. We conducted two free webinars featuring Dr. Ed Gilman on pruning and Dr. Bryant Scharenbroch on soil, and those reached roughly one thousand people across the globe. The webinars were so well-received that we’re expanding the program in 2017.

Results from TREE Fund studies were disseminated in peer-reviewed journals, industry publications and conference theses in 2016 – not to mention presentations. The published works are listed below. Read more about projects funded by TREE Fund and continue to keep up with the latest research results in the Grant Archive section of our website.

Ball, J.  2016.  How much does a tree weigh? Tree Care Industry 27(9): 12-15.

Chornobai V., Hrubskyy Y., Tistechok S.I., Fedorenko V., Gromyko O. Properties of actinobacteria from Potentilla depressa Willd. Ex SCH LTDL. rhizosphere and their biotechnological potential // XIII Conf. of Young Scientists “Scientific, applied and educational aspects of physiology, genetics, plant biotechnology and microorganisms”, Kyiv, May 19-20, 2016, P. 80-81.

Foard, M., D. J. Burnette, D. R. L. Burge, and T. D. Marsico.  2016.  Influence of river channelization and the invasive shrub, Ligustrum sinense, on oak (Quercus spp.) growth rates in bottomland hardwood forests.  Applied Vegetation Science 19(3): 401-412.

Garcia-Chance, L. M., M. A. Arnold, G. C. Denny, S. T. Carver and A. R. King (2016). Differential Environments Influence Initial Transplant Establishment among Tree Species Produced in Five Container Sizes. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry 42(3): 170-180.

Garcia, L.L., M.A. Arnold, L. Lombardini, R.T. Watson, S.T. Carver, and A.R. King.  2016. Is the old adage about small container-grown trees catching up to larger trees once they’re planted in the landscape true? In the Shade: Newsletter of the ISA Texas Chapter 40(3): 10-11.

Gilman, E., M. Paz and C. Harchick (2016). Effect of Container Type and Root Pruning on Growth and Anchorage after Planting Acer Rubrum L. Into Landscape Soil. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry 42(2): 73-83.

Grabosky J and Bassuk N.  2016 “Seventeen years’ growth of street trees in structural soil compared with a tree lawn in New York City.” Urban Forestry & Urban Greening  Vol. 16,103-109.

Harris, J. Roger, Day, Susan D. and Kane, Brian. 2016. Growth and stability of deep planted red maple and northern red oak trees and the efficacy of root collar excavations. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 18:19-24.

Hauer, R.J. and W. Peterson. 2016. Building and Growing Professionals for Trees: Arboricultural Standards and Credentials. Arborist News 25(1):42 – 46.

Hauer R. J. and Peterson W. D. 2016. Municipal Tree Care and Management in the United States: A 2014 Urban & Community Forestry Census of Tree Activities. Special Publication 16-1, College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. 71 pp.

Hauer, R. and W. Peterson. 2016. Effects of Emerald Ash Borer on Municipal Forestry Budgets. Conference Proceedings of the International Society of Arboriculture 92nd Annual Conference & Trade Show. Fort Worth, TX. August 13 – 15, 2016.

Hauer R. and W. Peterson. 2016 Municipal Forestry Budgets and Employee Compensation. Arborist News. 25(5): 58 – 61.

Haugen, C., K. Tucker, A. Smalling, E. Bick, S. Hoover, G. Ehlen, T. Watson and S. Bernick (2016). The Efficacy of Paclobutrazol Soil Application as It Relates to the Timing of Utility Right-of-Way Pruning. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry 42(2): 95-101.

Johnson, G., R. Hauer, W. Peterson, D. Karcher, and J. Gulick. 2016. Financing the Urban Forest: Volunteers as a Source of Revenue and Program Support. Arborist News. 25(4):20 – 25.

Koeser, A. K., R. J. Hauer, A. Hillman, and  W. Peterson. 2016. Risk and Storm Management Operations in the United States –  How Does Your City Compare?. Arborist News. 25(2):20 – 23.

Koeser, A. K., R. J. Hauer, J.W. Miesbauer, and W. Peterson. 2016. Municipal Tree Risk Assessment in the United States: Findings from a Comprehensive Survey of Urban Forest Management. Arboricultural Journal. 38(4): http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03071375.2016.1221178.

Peterson, W. and R. Hauer, and W. Peterson. Getting work done in the Urban Forest: Community Staffs, Volunteers, and Contractors. Arborist News. 25(6): 34 – 38.

Ries, P., R. Hauer, and W. Peterson. 2016 Systematic Management of the Urban Forest. Arborist News. 25(3):46–49.

Rigsby, C.M., D.A. Herms, P. Bonello, and D. Cipollini.  2016. Higher activities of defense-associated enzymes may contribute to greater resistance of Manchurian ash to emerald ash borer than a closely related and susceptible congener.  Journal of Chemical Ecology 42:782-792.

Vasylenko A., Hrubsky Y., Tistechok S., Fedorenko V., Gromyko O. Biotechnical Potential evaluation of actinobacteria from Phyllostachys viridi-Glaucescens (CARR.) A. Et C.RIVIERE rhizosphere from the protaction and promotion of plant growth // XII Inter. Scientific Conf. fron students and PhD Students “Youth and progress of biology”, Lviv, April 19-21, 2016. – P. 140-141.

Villari, C., D.A. Herms, J.G.A. Whitehill, D. Cipollini, and P. Bonello.  2016.  Progress and gaps in understanding mechanisms of ash tree resistance to emerald ash borer, a model for wood boring insects that kill angiosperm trees.  New Phytologist 209:63-79.

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