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Volunteering

Volunteers are the TREE Fund’s #1 natural resource! Support our mission with a donation of expertise and enthusiasm:

Serve on A TREE Fund Committee – Personally and professionally rewarding, good for the environment, and fun! Volunteers are in demand for these committees:

  • Audit
  • Development/Communications
  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Research/Education
  • Contact the TREE Fund President/CEO to discuss volunteer opportunities.

Join the Support Crew for a Special Event:

  • STIHL Tour des Trees annual cycling fundraiser (7 days in July-August, location varies)
  • Raise Your Hand for Research Auctions (held at ISA International Conference)
  • Chapter-supported fundraisers to benefit the TREE Fund
    Contact the Development and Communications Manager to discuss special event volunteer opportunities

Board of Trustees – The TREE Fund Board of Trustees is an all-volunteer body of knowledgeable, thoughtful and talented people dedicated to improving the prospects of the world’s urban forests. We strive for a diverse board that includes expertise in the legal, financial and communications professions in addition to arboriculture professionals. Contact our President/CEO for more information.

Volunteer Recognition – The coveted Ken Ottman Award (named for one of our most dedicated volunteers) is presented to an outstanding TREE Fund Volunteer at the ISA annual conference.  Read more and view the online nomination form…

The IRS allows volunteers (including fundraisers) to deduct some expenses related to fundraising for charities. Learn more, and consult your tax adviser for guidance specific to your situation.

Join us at the ISA Conference!

Get full list here.

The TREE Fund is invaluable to our research in the Morton Arboretum Soil Science (MASS) laboratory. A major goal of our lab is to perform research on managing urban soil quality with the intent of improving urban tree establishment and growth. The outcomes of the research have direct application to horticulture, arboriculture, and urban forestry. The TREE Fund is one of the only institutions in the world funding this type of research. Without the TREE Fund this research would not be conducted.

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