What’s New with the TREE Fund?

Evan Sussman Evan Sussman
Board TREE Fund Liaison & Sonshine Tree Care, LLC
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With much of our work being restricted heavily due to COVID 19, we have had an unusual amount of time to refocus and allocate our efforts. I have been studying tree care standards and research to help develop new marketing material for areas of practice that I haven’t focused on in the past. For me, as I delve into this marketing project I keep coming across research that was supported by the TREE Fund. This is a great reminder to me of how integral the TREE Fund is in furthering the professional practice of arboriculture. Much of the published work funded by TREE Fund is available in the ISA’s Journal of Arboriculture and Urban Forestry. Read More "What’s New with the TREE Fund?"

Greetings from the Canadian TREE Fund 

There is no doubt that we are all facing the most challenging times that we have ever experienced. Along with the likes of the Great Depression (4 years), WW1 (4 years), the Spanish Flu – 1918 (2 years), WW2 (6 years) our current crisis threatens our well being on many levels. We are just four months into this and there’s strong evidence that our daily sacrifices are saving lives as we forge onward into this new "normal". Read More "Greetings from the Canadian TREE Fund "

Fundraising, Webinars, and Scholarships

Evan Sussman Evan Sussman
Board TREE Fund Liaison & Sonshine Tree Care, LLC
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Greetings fellow arborists, I wanted to take a moment and update everyone on a few TREE Fund things.


The 2019 PNW ISA’s Annual Training Conference’s Fundraising for the Tree Fund was an absolute success. Between the Silent Auction, Heads or Tails game, and 50-50 Raffle we netted $10,895.73 to donate to the TREE Fund. That’s excellent! A massive thank you goes out to all the donors for the auction and games, as well as to all those of you who participated. Read More "Fundraising, Webinars, and Scholarships"

Spring 2018 TREE Fund Grant Awards

Evan Sussman Evan Sussman
Board TREE Fund Liaison & Sonshine Tree Care, LLC
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TREE Fund has awarded over $260,000 for tree research and education in our Spring 2018 grant-making season. Please congratulate the recipients and thank the donors who make their work possible. Read More "Spring 2018 TREE Fund Grant Awards"

Help Support Team PNW in Tour des Trees 2018

Tour des Trees to Benefit TREE Fund, Ohio 2018.Make a difference in the health of our community forests by supporting Team PNW as they ride in the 2018 Tour des Trees. Team PNW's efforts allow the TREE Fund to advance the fields of arboriculture and urban forestry.

We are now accepting donations to support Team PNW here. If you can't afford to donate, please spread the word by sharing the Team PNW page at https://2018-tour-des-trees.everydayhero.com/us/team-pacific-northwest-2018.

Thank you in advance for your generosity. We appreciate it!

PNW-ISA Holds Successful Fundraisers at the ATC!

Susan Munro
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Thanks to our auction donors and to all of our generous bidders for making the silent auction at the ATC in Lynnwood such a great success. Donated items ranged from climbing equipment to jewelry to books to a weekend at a beach house in Anacortes, Washington. There was truly something to appeal to everyone! Read More "PNW-ISA Holds Successful Fundraisers at the ATC!"

TREE Fund Announces New Landscape Architecture Endowment Fund

The Tree and Soil Research Fund (TSRF) has been established to support research of interest to landscape architecture and related communities to empower meaningful research on trees and soil in the designed environment, with special focus in the area of trees and soils.

This new fund will begin issuing annual grants of at least $25,000 per year in perpetuity after the new fund reaches its activation level of $500,000.

Reprinted from ISA Today, November 2017.

Tour des Trees – 25-year Silver Anniversary

Wendy Robinson
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It all began in 1992, in the Pacific Northwest Chapter, when 13 hardy souls decided they could raise money for trees by riding their bicycles from Seattle to San Francisco in eleven days. The inaugural ride was 1,050 miles. The riders averaged over 100 miles a day with the longest day being 144 miles. The first Tour des Trees exceeded their goal of $60K by raising nearly $100K. Twenty-five years later the Tour is still going strong. This year’s riders traveled a mere 578 miles in seven days and raised over $300K for tree research and education. In 25 years the Tour des Trees has raised more than $3 million dollars and riders have pedaled nearly 15 thousand miles, all in the name of tree research and education. Not too bad for a bunch of tree hugging cyclists! Read More "Tour des Trees – 25-year Silver Anniversary"

TREE Fund Grant/Scholarship Application Period Opening Soon

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July 1, 2017 - October 1, 2017
Online applications are open during this period for:

Free TREE Fund Webinar with CEUs

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“Soil Profile Rebuilding: Rehabilitating Compacted Soils”

Featuring Dr. Susan Day (Virginia Tech)

If you’ve ever faced the problem of how to grow trees in compacted, rock-hard soils left behind after urban development and construction, then this is the webinar for you. Dr. Day will teach you the secrets of Soil Profile Rebuilding (SPR), the soil rehabilitation method that allows you to remediate soils on site, has a lasting effect, and can result in as much as 84% greater canopy relative to trees in untreated soil.

  • June 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm MDT (translate to your time zone here)
  • Pre-registration is recommended (you’ll receive a reminder email the day before the program).
  • Log in HERE on June 21.
  • 1 CEU available from ISA or SAF

Thank you to Utah State University Forestry Extension and Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands for hosting this program.

Visit treefund.org/webinars to see upcoming webinars and to watch past broadcasts.