The Safe Arborist Techniques Fund (SATF) is a joint program of Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund) and International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) to support research and development into the techniques and equipment that arborists use in climbing, rigging, and working on trees, and the means of identifying potential hazards, to provide a safer working environment.
- Decay assessment/spread;
- Inoculating trees with root decay;
- Response growth;
- Mechanical pruning;
- Lightning protection;
- Support systems, cabling, etc.;
- Machine-aided climbing;
- Biomechanics; 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.
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/safearborist