Summer 2011 TREE Fund Report: Thanks for the Scholarship


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David Golon, CTSP
33 Matinecock Lane
Locust Valley, NY 11560

Janet Bornancin
Executive Director
Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund
552 So. Washington St., Suite 109
Naperville, IL 60540

Dear Mrs. Bornancin:

I am very grateful to be one of the recipients of the 2010 TREE Fund Robert Felix Memorial Scholarship. The TREE Fund is an asset to the tree care industry and provides a significant source of funding for arboricultural research and educational scholarships.

It was an honor to receive the Robert Felix Memorial Scholarship. Growing up in the tree care industry, I have had a passion for trees and the outdoors since my childhood. I was fortunate to meet Robert Felix at a National Arborist Association meeting with my Dad many years ago. I am very appreciative of the foresight and impact the Felix family had to establish a fund to encourage arboricultural education. Robert Felix was a strong proponent of education in the field of arboriculture.

Today, with the help of the TREE Fund, I am an arborist and a Certified Treecare Safety Professional with Wonderland Tree Care Inc. in Oyster Bay, New York. My education at the Stockbridge School of Agriculture and UMass Amherst helped me to become a Certified Arborist and an integral part of the company’s plant health care programs.

Thank you again for this great honor.

David W. Golon, CTSP

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