The TREE Fund welcomed Arborjet as its newest TREE Fund partner for 2013. An industry leader in tree injection technology; Arborjet equipment and treatment formulations are used by tree and landscape care professionals, municipalities, institutions and on behalf of homeowners to protect trees from diseases and invasive insects such as Asian Longhorned Beetle and Emerald Ash Borer.
Arborjet joins TREE Fund Partners Asplundh, KASK, ISA and TCIA in supporting the TREE Fund at the $25,000 level in 2013. Other major sponsors include STIHL Inc. (Title Sponsor of the Tour des Trees), and Bartlett Tree Experts (TREE Fund Crown Sponsor).
“We are so pleased to be partnering with The TREE Fund this year, an organization whose mission to shape and sustain the future of the world’s urban forests and advance the science of arboriculture aligns so closely with ours at Arborjet,” said Russ Davis, president and chief operating officer of Arborjet.
The TREE Fund is a non-profit foundation dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge in urban forestry and arboriculture (the science of caring for trees in a landscape).
The TREE Fund manages a portfolio of research and education grant programs offering $10,000 to $100,000 to qualified researchers working to improve the science, methods and equipment used by tree care professionals. Recent research investigations have focused on:
Understanding how trees reduce air pollution and sequester carbon
Identifying risk factors in mature trees
Developing better tools and protocols for risk management
Improving practices for propagation, planting and pruning of urban trees
Quantifying the value of trees to urban environments
Developing effective, environmentally sensitive strategies for managing pests and diseases.
“It is wonderful to have Arborjet join us as a TREE Fund Partner,” said TREE Fund President and CEO Janet Bornancin. “Both of our organizations value research-based tree care and are committed to the continuous discovery of safer, more efficient and more effective practices for the arboriculture industry. We look forward to working together in 2013.”