TREE Fund Spring 2024 Grant and Scholarship Application Cycle Is Open

Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund’s (TREE Fund) spring 2024 grant and scholarship application cycle is now open – January 15 to March 15. Three grants – two research and one education – and six scholarships are accepting applications. The two research grants, the Utility Arborists Research Fund Grant Program and the Barborinas Family Fund […]

Fecon Acquires Stumper Industries

Fecon LLC, a leading global manufacturer of heavy-duty site-preparation attachments and forestry accessories, has acquired Stumper Industries. Stumper Industries is a manufacturer of stump-grinder attachments for mini and standard skid steers and compact track loaders, excavators and tractors. The acquisition expands the landscaping and land-maintenance solutions Fecon offers in the forestry mulching and vegetation-management industries. […]

Norm Hall

We Regret to report the Passing of Norm Hall

Norman S. Hall, quintessential arborist trainer and co-inventor of the Port-A-Wrap friction device, passed away suddenly at home November 9, 2023. Hall, age 70, was born in Glenview, Illinois, to Laurence and Annie Hall, April 16, 1953, and was a resident of Wauconda, Ill., for 39 years. A graduate of Hershey High School in Arlington […]

Inaugural Gene Bridges Memorial 5K Scholarship Awarded

Katie Capatosto received the inaugural Gene Bridges Memorial 5K Scholarship. The award was presented to her at TCI EXPO ’23 in St. Louis Missouri, in November 2023, by Bridges’ wife, Carolyn Bridges and his daughter, Kristin Summer. Also in attendance were Gerry Breton of Luca Tree Experts, Craig Davis, Dawn Cook and Bethany Lenahan with […]

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