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TREE Fund Board of Trustees

 

Our board members share a passion for healthy trees in our communities and healthy growth in the tree care industry. Our all-volunteer, working board represents a broad spectrum of expertise in commercial, municipal and utility arboriculture, academia, research, manufacturing and communications. The TREE Fund embraces diversity to ensure that a range of perspectives and experiences are incorporated in the work of its board; arboriculture experience is not required.

TREE Fund Trustees

Jim Barborinas, trustee Jim Barborinas
Urban Forestry Services, Inc.
Mount Vernon, WA
Biography
Arnold Brodbeck, PhD, trustee Arnold “Beau” Brodbeck, PhD
Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Auburn University)
Auburn, AL
Biography
Paul Fletcher, board member Paul Fletcher
Bartlett Tree Experts
Seekonk, MA
Biography
Steve Geist, board chairman-elect Steven Geist, BCMA, RCA
Chairman-Elect
Swingle Lawn, Tree and Landscape Care
Denver, CO
Biography
Ray Henning, board treasurer Ray Henning
Treasurer
Austin Energy
Austin, TX
Biography
George Hudler, PhD, trustee George Hudler, PhD
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Biography
  Sharon Jean-Philippe, PhD
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
Biography
  Dave Krause
Asplundh Tree Expert Co.
Willow Grove, PA
Biography
Sharon Lilly, board member Sharon Lilly
Aesculus LLC
Acworth, GA
Biography
Will Nutter, trustee Will Nutter
Wright Tree Service
Des Moines, IA
Biography
Brian Sayers, board chairman Brian Sayers, PhD
Chairman
The Tree Doctor, Retired
Clarence, NY
Biography
Bill Schleizer, trustee William Schleizer
Delta Institute
Chicago, IL
Biography
James Urban, FASLA, board member James Urban, FASLA
Urban Trees + Soils
Annapolis, MD
Biography
Tom Wolf, board vice chairman Tom Wolf
Vice Chairman
The Davey Tree Expert Company
Knoxville, TN
Biography
J. Eric Smith, ex officio trustee J. Eric Smith
Ex officio Trustee
President/CEO of TREE Fund
Naperville, IL
Biography
Jeff Wilson, ex officio TCIA representative Jeff Wilson
Ex officio Representative from TCIA
Wachtel Tree Science & Service, Inc.
Biography
John Lloyd, Trustee Emeritus John Lloyd
Trustee Emeritus
Tech Tree Experts Inc.
Blacksburg, VA
James Zwack, Trustee Emeritus James Zwack
Trustee Emeritus
The Davey Tree Expert Company
Plymouth, MN
Biography
Allan West, Chairman Emeritus Allan West
Chairman Emeritus
U.S. Forest Service, Retired
Ojai, CA
Biography

Congrats & thanks

The Utility Arborist Research Fund (UARF) has topped $1.0 million, and we will start issuing UARF grants in 2018! Read more here.

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