Tree Fund

2014 Annual Appeal


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Tree Fund Bulletin March 2013

Check out the latest Tree Fund Bulletin.

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Chapter Earns Bronze Award 2013

The Chapter earned a bronze award for the money raised toward the tree fund.

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TREE Fund Bulletin – January 2013

Stihl Tour Des TreesRegister now for the 2013 STIHL Tour des Trees, an international cycling adventure and the TREE Fund’s signature fundraiser. The 2013 Tour will showcase upstate New York and Ontario’s beautiful scenery, historic trees, urban centers and favorite destinations. Canada StampOur roster is filling up fast!! Register for the full Tour or part of the week, or skip the cycling and fundraise from the couch! Proceeds from the Tour fund tree research and education programs benefitting the world’s urban forests and the workforce which cares for them. Learn more at

James BarborinasThe TREE Fund Board of Trustees welcomes back Jim Barborinas, owner of Urban Forestry Services, Inc. Jim served as a Trustee from 2003-2007, and championed our cause as TREE Fund Liaison to the PNW Chapter for many years. He and his wife, Annie, were lead donors in the 2008 Endowment Campaign, endowing the Barborinas Fund to support research related to tree planting, roots and the improvement of tree varieties for nurseries. Jim was named TREE Fund Volunteer of the Year in 2008.

Jim ZwackNew TREE Fund Chairman Jim Zwack, Director of Technical Services for The Davey Institute, took the helm of the TREE Fund Board January 1. Jim leads a strong Executive Committee which includes Chairman-Elect Randy Miller (PacifiCorp), Treasurer John Hendricksen and Vice Chairman Doug Anderson (Anderson’s Tree Care). Jim is a veteran Tour rider, former Liaison to the Minnesota Chapter and was named Volunteer of the Year in 2010. He succeeds Mike Neal of APS, whose leadership and contributions to the TREE Fund were recognized (mostly respectfully) at a dinner during the annual Trustee Retreat and Workshop.

Research and Education Grants, Scholarships Available:

Tree Fund LogoApplications are due April 1 at for:

  • Hyland R. Johns Research Grants
  • Ohio Chapter ISA Education Grants
  • TREE Fund Arboriculture Education Grants
  • Robert Felix Memorial Scholarships

Applications are due May 15 at for:

  • John Wright Memorial Scholarships

We Love Our VolunteersNominate a TREE Fund Volunteer of the Year for 2012! June 30th is the deadline to nominate a TREE Fund volunteer who contributed “above and beyond the call of duty” in 2012. Past recipients of the coveted Ken Ottman Volunteer of the Year beer stein include: Mike Neal, John Lloyd, Jim Zwack, John Goodfellow and Jim Barborinas. The award will be presented at the 2013 ISA Conference in Toronto.

Welcome to the 2013 Sponsorship Team!

Stihl Tour Des TreesOur sponsor roster for 2013 is growing daily. Don’t see your company’s name? Contact Mary DiCarlo ( to register or renew your support of the TREE Fund in 2013!

Tree Fund LogoThe IRA Charitable Rollover is back! Congress has resurrected the tax-law provision which allows many investors 70¬Ω or older to transfer as much as $100,000 a year from an individual retirement account directly to a qualified charity without having to count any of that transfer as taxable income. Consult your tax advisor for more details.

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