TREE Fund Board of Trustees

Our board members share a passion for healthy trees in our communities and healthy growth in the tree care industry. Our all-volunteer, working board represents a broad spectrum of expertise in commercial, municipal and utility arboriculture, academia, research, manufacturing and communications. TREE Fund embraces diversity to ensure that a range of perspectives and experiences are incorporated in the work of its board; arboriculture experience is not required.

TREE Fund Trustees 2021

Wilbur Nutter, Chair
Wright Tree Service
Des Moines, IA
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Brett Heinrich Chair Elect
Vedder Price P.C.
Chicago, IL
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Sharon Jean-Philippe, PhD, Vice Chair
University of Tennessee
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Ray Henning, Treasurer
Austin Energy
Austin, TX
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Rachel Barker
ArborMetrics Solutions, LLC
Tallassee, AL
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Arnold Brodbeck, PhD, TrusteeArnold “Beau” Brodbeck, PhD
Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Auburn University)
Auburn, AL
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Jacques Brunswick 
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
New York, NY
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Jeff Edgar
Silver Creek Nurseries, Inc.
Manitowoc, WI
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Patrick Franklin
Bartlett Tree Experts
Charlotte, NC
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Steven Geist, BCMA, RCA
SavATree
Denver, CO
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Dan Herms, PhD
The Davey Tree Expert Company
Kent, OH
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George Hudler, PhD
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
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Randall Miller, PhD, BCMA
CN Utilities
Syracuse, UT
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Russell King
Ex officio Trustee
President/CEO of TREE Fund
Naperville, IL
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John Lloyd
Trustee Emeritus
Tech Tree Experts Inc.
Blacksburg, VA

James Zwack
Trustee Emeritus
The Davey Tree Expert Company
Kent, OH
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Allan West
Chairman Emeritus
U.S. Forest Service, Retired
Ojai, CA
Biography