Funding Research on Urban Trees

Engaging Youth in Nature


Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting scientific discovery and dissemination of new knowledge in the fields of arboriculture (the science of cultivating and managing trees in a landscape) and urban forestry. Since our inception in 2002, TREE Fund has awarded over $4.3 million in funding to support:

  • Scientific research on urban tree care issues
  • Education programs related to trees
  • Scholarships for students aspiring to be tree care professionals

TREE Fund is a charitable grant-making organization established to support urban and community forests, the utility rights of way that connect them, and the skilled professionals who plan, plant, manage and maintain them. Knowledge gained from TREE Fund research directly impacts tree care practices, arborists’ techniques and people’s lives every day.

Our work is made possible by the generous support of corporate, small business and community organization partners, as well as individual donors.



TREE Fund Lead Partners

Crown/Diamond Partners

Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2018, Asplundh has always specialized in utility vegetation management and is a proud supporter of TREE Fund’s mission and programs, especially the Utility Arboriculture Research Fund.
Bartlett Tree Experts
Bartlett Tree Experts was founded in 1907 and is the world’s leading scientific tree and shrub care company. At Bartlett, we believe in beauty through science – and research has been the key to our success.
Corteva Agriscience™, the agriculture division of DowDuPont™, is the only major agriscience company completely dedicated to agriculture. The purpose of Corteva Agriscience™ is to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come.
For nearly 140 years The Davey Tree Expert Company has been rooted in corporate responsibility—demonstrating environmental, social and economic stewardship in everything we do. Davey is proud to partner with organizations such as TREE Fund to advance tree stewardship and societal well-being. Davey is TREE Fund’s 2019 Education Partner.
Green Manufacturing
Green Manufacturing, Inc. manufactures teeth & pocket systems, and cutting wheels for most stump grinders on the market. The company strives to provide a high quality product with a green initiative, and is a proud partner of organizations like TREE Fund that advance tree care and enhance the local community.
Lewis Tree Service Logo with Tagline

The Lewis family of companies is a high integrity, employee-owned enterprise employing approximately 4,500 team members throughout the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 1938, Lewis celebrated 80 years as leaders in the vegetation management industry. Lewis serves its customers and communities with three independent service lines: utility line clearance and storm restoration, primarily through Lewis Tree Service, Inc.; railway and highway vegetation control, primarily through Wilderness USA, Inc., and residential and commercial tree care, primarily through Carolina Tree Care.
The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) is focused on research and the dissemination of results to contribute to a world with healthier trees, sustainable communities, and a green economy.
Wright Tree Service provides vegetation management, storm restoration, and work planning services to utility companies and their communities across the country. We are a proud supporter of TREE Fund’s mission and programs, including the Utility Arboriculture Research Fund.

Platinum Partners

Gold Partners

Canadian Tree Fund
Florida Chapter ISA
Illinois Arborist Association
Indiana Arborist Association
ISA Southern Chapter
Utility Arborist Association
West Coast Arborists, Inc.

Silver Partners

CN Utility Consulting, Inc.
ISA Texas
 Michael Grimm Services , Inc
New Jersey Arborists Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture

Penn Del ISA
Tree Service Canada
Urban Forest Nursery Inc.
Wisconsin Arborist Association


Bronze Partners