Spring 2018 TREE Fund Grant Awards

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!

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

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

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

Free TREE Fund Webinar with CEUs

“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.

Tree Fund Update Spring 2017

2016 was a great year for TREE Fund research. Not only did we award a record-breaking ~$550,000 in new grants, we also saw several TREE Fund-supported projects published and presented around the world, getting new knowledge into the heads and hands of the tree care professionals who care for our urban forest. Read More "Tree Fund Update Spring 2017"

Annual Training Conference and STIHL Tour des Trees

2016 STIHL Tour des Trees a Success!

tree-fund-logo-web96 riders and our support team shared the TREE Fund mission with people all across the Piedmont, planted 17 trees, and distributed over 600 books about trees to local schoolchildren. Rider fundraising is currently over $385,000 – an historic high – and 100% of this amount will go to research, education or community engagement grants or endowed funds, as all Tour expenses were defrayed by TREE Fund Partners. Many thanks to our riders, support crew, fundraisers, donors, volunteers, Tour Director Paul Wood, TREE Fund Partners, host Southern Chapter ISA, and the wonderful communities throughout the Carolinas for helping make the 2016 ride a success. Read More "Annual Training Conference and STIHL Tour des Trees"

TREE Fund Presents Free Webinar on Urban Trees

Soil Compaction and Urban Trees: Strategies for Gaining Ground

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 11:00 am Pacific Standard Time

tree-fund-logo-webFrustrated with trying to grow trees in compacted urban soils? Dr. Scharenbroch will discuss how you can protect urban soils from compaction and improve soil quality in your local landscapes. Dr. George Hudler will introduce Dr. Scharenbroch and answer questions about the TREE Fund and its research grant programs.

Special thanks to Utah State University Forestry Extension and Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands for hosting this webinar.

CEUs available from ISA or the Society of American Foresters.

Dr. Bryant Scharenbroch is an Assistant Professor of Soil Science at the University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point and a Research Fellow at The Morton Arboretum. He has received several TREE Fund grants. Read about his research here.

Dr. George Hudler of Cornell University is a TREE Fund Trustee and Research and Education Committee Member.

How to Attend

Either before or on the day of the webinar, please click here to register. You will receive instructions on how to join the webinar once you have registered.