Support the TREE Fund


Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting scientific discovery and dissemination of new knowledge in the fields of arboriculture (the science of cultivating and managing trees in a landscape) and urban forestry. Knowledge gained from TREE Fund research directly impacts tree care practices, arborists’ techniques and people’s lives every day.

Our work is made possible by the generous support of corporate, small business and community organization partners, as well as individual donors.

Since our inception in 2002, TREE Fund has awarded over $3.9 million in funding to support:

  • Scientific research on urban tree care issues
  • Education programs related to trees
  • Scholarships for students aspiring to be tree care professionals

The Tour des Trees is the flagship fundraiser for the TREE Fund.

Making a difference

Tour des Trees

Donating to the TREE fund benefits the Wisconsin Arborists in huge ways. Nearly everything we do to care for trees is driven by research and education, much of it funded in part by the TREE Fund through its grant programs and student scholarships including the Bob Skiera Memorial Fund which the WAA initiated and is working to endow. The WAA is committed to research-based arboriculture and encourages members to support the TREE Fund through donations to Wisconsin’s riders in the Tour des Trees.