The International Society of Arboriculture recognizes institutions offering dedicated funding sources which support research endeavors in arboriculture and urban forestry.

The Tree Research and Endowment (TREE) Fund

TREE FundTREE Fund works to sustain the world’s urban forests by providing funding for scientific research, education programs, and scholarships related to arboriculture and urban forestry. Through the generous support of corporate, small business, community organization partners, and individual donors, our organization offers:

  • Funding for scientific research on urban tree care issues
  • Funding for arboriculture education programs
  • Scholarships for aspiring arborists
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National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council

The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) is a congressionally-designated advisory council to the Secretary of Agriculture on urban forestry and related issues. The 1990 Farm Bill created NUCFAC to bring together the wide variety of voices raised about a common concern: the present health and future preservation of America's urban forests. NUCFAC was founded to synthesize the full spectrum of views into a consistent vision as a foundation for practical policy on urban forestry and related natural resources.

NUCFAC offers a variety of cost-sharing opportunities for projects in three main categories: Research and Technology Development; Education, Communication, and Outreach; and Creative and Innovative Projects.

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