TREE Fund

The 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, the TREE Fund has awarded more than $4.5 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

The 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 the TREE Fund research directly impacts tree care practices, arborists’ techniques and people’s lives every day.

The TREE Fund has earned the 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, a service of Candid. By sharing metrics that highlight progress the TREE Fund is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios.

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 Partners

Since 1928, Asplundh has been dedicated to safe and efficient utility vegetation management services. Asplundh is a proud supporter of the TREE Fund’s mission and programs, especially the Utility Arborist Research Fund.

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
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.
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.

Platinum Partners

https://www.peco.com/

Gold Partners

Canadian Tree Fund

Green Manufacturing

Indiana Arborist Association
KASK
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Pacific Northwest ISA

Silver Partners

Ford
ISA Texas
MAC-ISA

NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER, INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF ARBORICULTURE

SavATree
Urban Forest Nursery Inc.
Wisconsin Arborist Association

Wright Tree Service


Bronze Partners