The Tree Research & Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund) released its summer 2012 report.
The report includes information about grants and scholarships that have been awarded, as well as information regarding TREE Fund events that will be held during the 2012 ISA Conference and Show this August.
“We rely heavily on our volunteers to help us accomplish great things with a small staff and limited resources,” stated Janet Bornancin, TREE Fund President/CEO. “Recently we welcomed Dr. Brian Sayers to our board of trustees, and several new TREE Fund liaisons have signed on to help us work effectively with the regional Chapters of ISA.
“Research and education, of course, is the point of all the fundraising,” she added. “We’re proud to support arboriculture education for youngsters in Michigan and Ohio this year, as well as higher education for three deserving scholarship winners. Our Hyland R. Johns research grant award addresses the relative merits of soil amendment options; additional research awards will follow later this year. We’re also gratified that the USDA-APHIS recognized the importance of researcher Daniel Herms’ work with $1.5 million to continue his investigation of EAB-resistant ash trees, begun in 2004 with support from a Hyland R. Johns grant.”
According to Bornancin, TREE Fund is cultivating innovative ways to benefit the tree care industry.
For the full Summer 2012 TREE Fund report, click here.