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Laura Mantin...

2017 | Robert Felix Memorial Scholarship

Education: Humber College

Pursued Degree: 

Expected to graduate: 

I spent most of my childhood exploring the forest around my house so I’ve always had an appreciation for trees and the environment. Even through high school I often spent my lunch break climbing trees and could never lose that desire to get up and explore the canopy. When a friend of mine pointed out that I could get paid to do just that, I knew I found the career for me. I left my job at a downtown Toronto office and started my career in the Arboriculture industry in October 2015. Since then I’ve been learning so much. I’ve participated in competitions in Maryland, Ontario, Quebec, and Indiana, and have more on the way. I will be attending my second year of Urban Arboriculture Apprenticeship at Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, and then I hope to obtain my ISA Certified Arborist accreditation. After that I hope to pursue a university degree in Urban forestry and work as a traveling arborist.

Conor Smith...

2017 | Robert Felix Memorial Scholarship

smith-conor-photoEducation: University of New Hampshire

Pursued Degree: Forest Technology

Expected to graduate: May 2018

My name is Conor Smith, and I am a student at the University of New Hampshire. My major is Forest Technology at the Thompson School of Applied Science, which will give me a good, hands on experience learning about general tree health and give me a look into many different forestry practices from managing a stand of timber all the way to developing a merchantable wood product. This will prepare me for my future goals of owning my own business as a licensed arborist and perhaps managing my own stand for maple sugaring production. At UNH, I work for Farm Services, which is responsible for all the equipment maintenance, as well as the production and purchase of forages and bedding for the University’s farms. I am also a member of the UNH Woodsmen’s Team which competes in regional timber sport competitions. Additionally, I am a member of the UNH Dairy Club which is a part of a national organization. We also host and compete in regional livestock competitions. Finally, I continue to participate in my 4-H and FFA clubs and am pursuing my FFA American Degree. This scholarship will be a tremendous help in paying for my second year at UNH. I cannot express how thankful I am to be awarded the extremely generous $5,000 amount for this scholarship. I would like to sincerely thank the Board of Trustees at TREE Fund, as well as the TREE Fund organization as a whole.

Columbus State Arboriculture Education E...

2017 | Columbus State Community College (Read More >)

Youth Tree Climbing Initiative...

2017 | TreeFolks (Read More >)

Green Teens – Vocational Skills Jo...

2017 | Friends of the Urban Forest (Read More >)

Arboricultural Safety Around the World...

2017 | Brian Kane, PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst (Read More >)

Urban Forests for Human Health: A Focuse...

2017 | Kathleen Wolf, PhD, University of Washington  (Read More >)

Sustainable Urban Forestry Planning Mode...

2017 | Richard Hauer, PhD, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point  (Read More >)

June 2017 news from TREE Fund...

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NEW and 2017 ONLY

We have two special research grants now available. Apply online before the August 25 deadline!

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