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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.

Researchers

Find funding for research projects that benefit people, trees & the environment.
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Educators & Students

Apply for college scholarships, educational/curriculum grants and more …
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by M. Janet Bornancin TREE Fund President/CEO As you read this, the TREE Fund is interviewing candidates for the next President/CEO of the TREE Fund. I’m retiring my “CEO hat”

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Looking for a win-win in the trees vs. pavement conflict

by Hallie Dozier, PhD Louisiana State University TREE Fund Research Committee Chair Our world is urbanizing. Many of the world’s cities have over 20 million inhabitants, and others are approaching

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$10,000 research grants available

Apply online for the John Z. Duling or Jack Kimmel International research grants before the October 1 deadline!

Bartlett Tree Experts co-sponsored a symposium with the Chicago Botanic Gardens that we called 'Trees as a Legacy in Design and Development.' We had world class speakers including Peter Walker, the co-creator of the 9/11 National Memorial. Three out of our five speakers cited research they conducted that was made in part due to TREE Fund dollars! It was amazing to hear Dr. Michael Raupp, Dr. Kathy Wolf and Dr. Kelby Fite all mention the TREE Fund as contributing to their work. This is applied research at its best. When research projects such as these funded by the TREE Fund are centerpieces of conference talks I know our fundraising efforts are in the right direction. What made this even better was that the audience was NOT arborists. TREE Fund dollars were talking to landscape architects, architects, planners and government officials. There is not better advertisement for the TREE Fund than to hear applied research education allied professions to make the world a better place through trees.

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