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Research Review Program...

2017 | Andrew Koeser, PhD, University of Florida – Gulf Coast REC and Co-Investigator Rich Hauer, PhD, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point (Read More >)

Enhancing Tree Transplant Success Throug...

2017 | Nina Bassuk, PhD, Cornell University   (

January 2018 news from TREE Fund...

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Holiday Special: Donate for a Chance to ...

In the spirit of holiday giving, and thanks to a generous supporter who has offered this incentive, December 18 – 25, 2017, each $50 gift made to TREE Fund’s 15th Anniversary Appeal gives you a chance to win a $250 Visa gift card.
How nice would it be to have extra cash after the holidays for paying off bills or treating yourself?
Click the DONATE NOW button on the right or send a check to TREE Fund, 552 S. Washington St., Ste. 109, Naperville, IL 60540 (must be postmarked during the promotion period). Winner will be announced January 3, 2018.
100% of your tax-deductible gift to TREE Fund empowers tree research and education that helps keep the urban forest growing strong. Thank you for your support!

Fighting Microbes with Microbes to Prote...

2017 | Rachael Antwis, PhD and Co-Investigator Stephen Parnell, PhD, University of Salford, U.K.   (Read More >)

December 2017 news from TREE Fund...

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ASTI Awards Next Round of Training Grant...

This article originally appeared in the November 2017 issue of TCIA Magazine, a publication of Tree Care Industry Association ( This content is reprinted with full permission of the publisher.

The Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI) recently awarded nearly $45,000 in grants to the organizations listed below that will use these funds to host safety-training workshops throughout the country. “When tree care workers learn proper practices, they begin to shift the culture of safety in our industry,” says Mark Garvin, TCIA president. “These ASTI workshops will help bring quality, local and affordable training to working arborists who will take their safety seriously and help promote overall workforce safety.” ASTI, launched by the Tree Care Industry Association Foundation (TCIAF) in 2013, provides grants to fund job and safety training to working arborists across the country. Funds for these grants are donated by tree care companies and equipment suppliers and distributors from around the country. 

  • Arborquest – Fort Walton Beach, FL
  • Arborwear LLC – Chagrin Falls, OH
  • Asplundh Tree Experts – Titusville, FL
  • Bailey’s Inc. – Woodland, CA
  • Bandit of Texas – Mesquite, TX
  • Bob’s Tree Preservation – Lafayette, LA
  • BridgeWood Tree Care – Elk Grove, CA
  • GE Tree Service – Petersburg, IN
  • Iowa Arborist Association – Bertram, IA
  • ISA – Rocky Mountain Chapter – Westminster, CO
  • Kristoffer Rasmussen – Azle, TX
  • Long Island Arborist Association – Lindenhurst, NY
  • Mike’s Tree Company LLC – Brainerd, MN
  • Missouri Community Forestry Council – Joplin, MO
  • Oak Bros. Tree Removal and Stump Grinding – Bloomington, IL
  • Piedmont Arborist Consultant – Conyers, GA
  • Preservation Tree – Dallas, TX
  • RTL Forestry Products, Inc. – New Wilmington, PA
  • SSC Services – College Station, TX
  • The Mulch Center – Deerfield, IL
  • The Professional Tree Care Company – Berkeley, CA
  • United Tree Climber Association – Escondido, CA
  • Vermeer MidSouth – Little Rock, AR
  • Wasatch Arborists, Inc. – Kamas, UT
  • Wisconsin Arborist Association – Neenah, WI

The next ASTI grant application deadline is March 1, 2018. To learn more and apply for a grant, visit

TREE Fund is a proud supporter of ASTI, contributing through the Frank E. Gamma, Sr. Arboriculture Education Fund.


ISA Announces 2017-18 Donation to TREE F...

On Thursday, 5 October 2017, ISA President-elect Pedro Mendes Castro presented ISA’s 2017-18 donation of $56,000 to the Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund. The donation was accepted by TREE Fund President and CEO J. Eric Smith following his presentation at the ISA Annual Leadership Workshop.

The donation is being made in two installments and will be used partially for general operating costs to support TREE Fund and the research it facilitates and also for the Bob Skiera Memorial Fund (the “Building Bridges” initiative). The Bob Skiera Memorial Fund supports the development of educational programs and materials to help arborists and urban foresters communicate the importance of the urban forest to urban planners and other decision makers. The Skiera Fund is dedicated to fostering a wider appreciation of the value of trees, their need for proper care, and their benefits to the environment.

As a non-profit foundation dedicated to the advancement of arboriculture and urban forestry, TREE Fund shares ISA’s commitment to scientific research, professional training, and public education. ISA’s increased financial support of TREE Fund advances the objectives of both organizations.


This article originally appeared in the October 2017 issue of ISA TODAY, a publication of International Society of Arboriculture ( This content is reprinted with full permission of the publisher.

November 2017 news from TREE Fund...

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Education Review Program...

2017 | Eric Wiseman, PhD, Virginia Tech and Co-Investigator Mrs. Sarah Gugercin, Virginia Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (Read More >)

Need funding? You have come to the right place.

Applications for competitive research grants, the Ohio Chapter ISA Education Grant Program, and all scholarships open Jan. 15.

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