TREE Fund awards scholarships, postpones Tour des Trees

The TREE Fund granted the following scholarships and the Ohio ISA Education Grant in May:

Ohio Chapter ISA Education Grant, $5,000 – Western Reserve Land Conservancy Tree Steward Training Program.

Robert Felix Memorial Scholarship, $5,000 – John Hoogendoorn, University of New Brunswick.

John Wright Memorial Scholarship, $5,000 – Robert Leighton Simonton, Virginia Tech.

Bonnie Appleton Memorial Scholarship, $5,000 – Layla Lang, Cuyahoga Community College.

Fran Ward Women in Arboriculture Scholarship, $5,000 – Monica Kusik, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

The TREE Fund Board of Trustees, in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and risks, has postponed the Colorado Tour des Trees, its annual cycling fundraiser, until 2021. The event was scheduled for late August.

The TREE Fund is working on plans for a new virtual tour, “Rollin’ in Place,” later this year that will offer engagement and tree camaraderie, with plans to host Tour des Trees in Colorado in 2021. Registration for the 2021 tour will open in January.

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