Congratulations 2012 Fall/Winter TREE Fund Grant Recipients

The TREE Fund is pleased to announce its 2012 Fall/Winter grant recipients. These applicants submitted proposals that underwent a rigorous and standardized evaluation process by a TREE Fund committee of scientists, business owners, professors and practicing arborists. The committee discussed the merits of the top-ranked proposals and submitted its funding recommendations to a vote by the TREE Fund Board of Trustees. Congratulations to all!

Jack Kimmel International Grants (up to $10,000)

Sougata Bardhan, University of Missouri Columbia

Impact of storm water runoff on tree roots, physiology and rhizosphere microbial diversity in urban forests

Travis Marsico, Arkansas State University

Determining influences of stream channelization and an invasive species on rate of canopy tree growth in an urban park

John Z. Duling Grants (up to $10,000)

David Chojnacky, Virginia Tech University

Management of urban trees to meet canopy cover goals: Falls Church residential landscape plan comparison

John Goodfellow, BioCompliance Consulting, Inc.

Characterizing branch failure modes

Angela Hewitt, The Morton Arboretum

Establishment and stability of large trees transplanted bare root

Jordan Marshall, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Development and assessment of municipal ash tree management decision models

Utility Arborist Research Grant ($25,000)

John Goodfellow, BioCompliance Consulting, Inc.

Development of a business case for scheduling utility vegetation management on a preventive vs. corrective maintenance basis

TREE Fund Arboriculture Education Grants (up to $5,000)

Environmental Conservation Effort      

Tree education for schools    

Rotary Youth Camp

Canopy access for all

Biomechanics Week ($15,000)

The TREE Fund awarded $15,000 to support Tree Biomechanics Week 2013, to be held August 12 – 16 at The Davey Tree Expert Company’s research arboretum in Shalersville, OH. Hosted by Davey and the International Society of Arboriculture’s Science and Research Committee, Tree Biomechanics Week will conclude with a public symposium on Friday, August 16.