Established jointly by Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund), the Skiera Family, Wisconsin Arborist Association and the International Society of Arboriculture, The Bob Skiera Memorial Fund now provides financial support for the 2021 “Building Bridges Initiative” Grant Program to facilitate or engage interactions between urban forest managers, arborists, and other professionals committed to maximizing value/use of the urban forest resource.
- Quantitative and/or qualitative analysis of urban forest benefits to humans and communities;
- Policy formation and program implementation;
- “Nature Based Solutions”;
- Ecosystem services; Etc.
- TREE Fund welcomes research proposals and applications from a wide range of academic and technical disciplines, of both a qualitative and a quantitative nature. TREE Fund does not fund the following types of projects, and will not accept applications for such work:
- Grants to individuals;
- Projects that are primarily municipal tree surveys or assessments;
- Tree planting programs;
- Studies of individual tree species for the primary purpose of agricultural or timber/forest planting yield;
- Commercial tree- or soil-related product testing primarily for the benefit of the company that manufactures the product.
TREE Fund does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability or national or ethnic origin.
Current trustees of TREE Fund or any member of the family of any such trustee are ineligible to receive grants from TREE Fund.
For more information, visit https://treefund.org/researchgrants/skiera