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 … read more of Tour des Trees – 25-year Silver Anniversary.
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July 1, 2017 – October 1, 2017 Online applications are open during this period for: John Z. Duling Grant (up to $25,000) Jack Kimmel International Grant (up to $10,000) Read more of TREE Fund Grant/Scholarship Application Period Opening Soon.
“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 … read more of Free TREE Fund Webinar with CEUs.
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 of Tree Fund Update Spring 2017.
2016 STIHL Tour des Trees a Success! 96 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 … read more of Annual Training Conference and STIHL Tour des Trees.
Soil Compaction and Urban Trees: Strategies for Gaining Ground Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 11:00 am Pacific Standard Time Frustrated 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 … read more of TREE Fund Presents Free Webinar on Urban Trees.
A Letter from J. Eric Smith of TREE Fund Dear ISA Friends, Annual growth rings in temperate-climate trees mark the increments of new wood added each year. As you all know, we can learn a lot by studying a tree’s annual rings: its age, the climates it has thrived in, its relationships with symbiotic organisms, … read more of Growth Rings in the New Year.
After eight years as the TREE Fund Liaison for the PNW Chapter, I am stepping down. This was a tough decision because I truly believe in the TREE Fund mission to support scientific research and disseminate knowledge in the fields of arboriculture and urban forestry. Read more of Opportunity to Join the PNW Board and Get Involved in the TREE Fund.
Beth Buchanan wins Ken Ottman Volunteer Award Please join us in congratulating Beth Buchanan of Mantua, OH, winner of the 2016 Ken Ottman Award for outstanding volunteer service to the TREE Fund. Beth is an energetic, passionate , and inspirational advocate and fundraiser for the TREE Fund. She serves as Ohio Chapter ISA’s TREE Fund … read more of TREE Fund Update Summer 2016.
Upcoming Scholarship and Grant Deadlines Apply online! Click the links below for more information. Robert Felix Memorial Scholarships $3,000 Deadline: April 1, 2016 http://www.treefund.org/scholarships/ tree-fund-scholarships/felix Hyland R. Johns Research Grants now up to $50,000! Deadline: April 1, 2016 http://www.treefund.org/grants/research-grans/johns John Wright Memorial Scholarships $2,000 Deadline: May 15, 2016 http://www.treefund.org/scholarships/tree-fund-scholarships/wright Read more of TREE Fund Update Spring 2016.