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TREE Fund awards more than $200,000 in new research grants

The TREE Fund announce the recipients of its 2014 Fall Cycle awards. These seven new awards bring the total amount the foundation has funded to more than $2.6 million since 2002.


Research Fellowship Grant ($100,000)

Dr. Alessio Fini (DiSPAA –Università di Firenze, Italy)

“Long term assessment of the effects of impervious, permeable and porous pavements on the underlying soil and on established trees”



John Z. Duling Grants (up to $10,000)

Stephanie Adams (The Morton Arboretum) – “Assessing horticultural products as alternative treatments for managing fungal foliar infections”


Dr. Gregory Dahle (West Virginia University) – “Characterizing strain and load transfer in the root flare”



Jack Kimmel International Grants (up to $10,000)

Dr. Manuela Baietto (University of Milan, Italy) – “Effect of root-stimulating treatments on physiologic and growth performances of Platanus x acerifolia and Ulmus pumila seedlings”


Dr. Oleksandr Gromyko (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine) – “Screening of actinobacteria for activities that protect trees against bacterial and fungal diseases”


Dr. Haiying Liang (Clemson University) – $10,000 Jack Kimmel International Grant – “Development of molecular markers for redbay (Persea borbonia L.)”



Utility Arborist Research Fund Grant

John Goodfellow (BioCompliance Consulting, Inc.) – “Development of a Business Case for Scheduling Utility Vegetation Management on a Preventive vs. Corrective Maintenance Basis” (Phase 2)


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