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 $3.9 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

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.

Crowning Achievements – Effect of Tree Species on Cooling Complex Urban Environments

In crowded urban settings, planting the right tree in the right place means more than just avoiding power lines and other targets. To Dr. Henrik Sjöman, Swedish University of Agricultural

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Leading Thoughts (March 2019)

By J. Eric Smith, TREE Fund President and CEO “Research” is the word that we use to define a set of protocols designed to help people turn subjective assumptions into

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Need funding?

Applications for the Hyland R. Johns and UARF Research Grants, Ohio Chapter ISA Education Grant, and all scholarships are open January 15 through March 15.

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