TREE Fund Announces Grant Awards to Benefit Urban Forest
TREE FUND ANNOUNCES GRANT AWARDS TO BENEFIT URBAN FOREST
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Teresa Recchia
Naperville, IL, February 14, 2019 – TREE Fund has awarded $95,000 for urban tree research in its fall 2018 grant-making season. With these new awards, the 501(c)3 charity has provided nearly $4.0 million in grants and scholarships since its inception in 2002.
“TREE Fund’s highly competitive Fall 2018 grants provide a snapshot into the ways that research can provide crucial answers and tools for the global community of skilled tree care professionals, with investigations into invasive species resistance, drought tolerance, canopy mapping and tree failure mechanisms adjacent to overhead power lines,” explains TREE Fund President and CEO J. Eric Smith. “By providing robust scientific examinations in such key fields of inquiry, TREE Fund is fostering safer work environments for tree care professionals, alongside better planning for and management of our urban and community forests. We’re grateful to the researchers for their insight and skill, and to the thousands of donors who make our work possible.”
Read about all of the 2018 TREE Fund Fall Cycle Research Grant Recipients here.