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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.


Find funding for research projects that benefit people, trees & the environment.
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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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Calling all golfers!

Get outside and help raise some "green" for research at the Asplundh Golf Outing to benefit the TREE Fund (Aug. 9 in Kissimmee, FL). Register today!

The Robert Felix Memorial Scholarship was tremendously helpful, enabling me to focus on my studies in Landscape Horticulture at Ohio State. Now I am enjoying success at Madison Tree Care & Landscaping, Inc. I feel extremely fortunate to have been awarded this scholarship and to be in such an important industry for our world. Thank you TREE Fund!

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