The Davey Tree Expert Company has been a long-time supporter and partner of many organizations, such as American Forests and the TREE Fund through programs like the “National Register of Big Trees” and fund-raisers like “Tour des Trees.”
Established or new, our partners share our desire to influence the health of trees and the communities in which we all work and live. By investing in programs that educate and promote a sustainable environment where trees can thrive, we strengthen our communities and ensure that future generations will enjoy the benefits of trees and care for them for many years to come.
American Academy for Park & Recreation Administration
The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to research, knowledge, education and service related to the administration of parks, recreation and conservation. Its programs promote broader public understanding of the importance of parks, recreation and conservation to the public good and advance the profession.
- Pugsley Awards
Davey Tree is the sponsor of The Honorable Cornelius Amory Pugsley Medals, which are the most prestigious awards that recognize outstanding contributions to the promotion and development of public parks in the U.S. Medals are annually awarded at the national, state/regional, and local levels.
American Forests is the oldest nonprofit conservation organization in the U.S., working with individuals, communities and policymakers to protect and restore forests around the world, and raise awareness of how important these ecosystems are to all forms of life on the planet. Its programs advocate for the protection and expansion of America’s forests while working to plant trees in forest restoration projects and restore watersheds to help provide clean drinking water.
- National Register of Big Trees
Davey is the premiere sponsor of the National Register of Big Trees, which records and documents the largest-known trees, including more than 800 native and naturalized tree species in the U.S.
Arbor Day Foundation
The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization focused on programs that inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. It has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than 1 million members, supporters and valued partners.
Casey Trees is a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the nation’s capital. Its programs engage thousands of volunteers of all ages in tree planting and care; provide continuing education courses; monitor the city’s tree canopy; develop interactive online tree tools; and work with elected officials, developers and community groups to protect and care for existing trees and encourage planting new ones.
- National Tree Benefits Calculator
Davey co-developed this tool with Casey Trees. It calculates the annual carbon, air quality, stormwater, energy and property value benefits of trees. In doing so, anyone can make a simple estimation of the financial benefits individual street-side trees provide.
Chicago Gateway Green
Chicago Gateway Green is a nonprofit organization dedicated to greening and beautifying Chicago’s expressways, gateways and neighborhoods. Its programs improve Chicago communities by transforming city roadways into landscaped parkways, beautifying gateways through public and international art installations on expressways, and planting trees to transform vacant land into tree-filled green spaces.
The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF)
The Cultural Landscape Foundation is the only nonprofit foundation in America dedicated to increasing the public’s awareness and understanding of the importance and irreplaceable legacy of its cultural landscapes. Its programs broaden the awareness of and support for historic landscapes nationwide.
Through web features, traveling exhibits and print publications, Landslide both highlights and monitors at-risk landscapes to reveal the unique features and value of these threatened spaces. Davey’s support demonstrates its dedication to the preservation of trees and the environment for future generations so they can enjoy the aesthetic and social benefits healthy landscapes provide.
Heart of America Foundation
The Heart of America Foundation is a national, nonsectarian, non-partisan, nonprofit, humanitarian organization that focuses on providing children in need with the tools to read, succeed and make a difference. Its programs uniquely combine volunteerism and literacy while teaching values to help people, particularly children, learn that they help themselves when they help others.
International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
ISA promotes the professional practice of arboriculture and creates a greater worldwide awareness of the benefits of trees through education and the sharing of information regarding research and technology. ISA focuses on research and results, public awareness, professional development, promotion and safety to contribute to a world with healthier trees, sustainable communities and a green economy.
- International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC)
Presented by Davey, the best professional tree climbers in the world compete in the ITCC for the title of World Champion. The competition promotes safe working practices, demonstrates improvements through equipment and techniques and provides industry recognition.
National Park Foundation
The National Park Foundation is a nonprofit organization chartered by Congress to raise private financial support for the development, improvement and preservation of the National Park System. It is the national charitable partner of the National Park Service, which supports programs that fund park conservation and restoration efforts, fosters youth engagement, promotes citizenship and preserves history in places where it happened.
- Flight 93 National Memorial
The Flight 93 National Memorial will be a permanent dedication to the memory of the heroes of 9/11, a place to help Americans make a connection to the story of their actions, a place where healing and understanding can occur, and a place for future generations to learn how the actions of a few people can make a profound and lasting difference. Davey is helping with preservation efforts of trees and shrubs throughout the site.
The TREE Fund is the leading non-governmental source of funding for research and education programs in the field of arboriculture. It provides scientific research grants, scholarships and educational programs to advance knowledge in the field of arboriculture and urban forestry.
- Tour des Trees
The annual Tour des Trees is the signature fundraising and public education event for the TREE Fund. As a corporate platinum sponsor, Davey helps ensure the dollars raised by the Tour riders go to arboricultural research.
- MillionTrees NYC Training Program
The MillionTrees Training Program is a collaborative initiative between the City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation and The New York Restoration Project. The program is specifically designed to teach, educate and motivate young adults to become more aware and proactive in the wellness of the environment while jointly gaining employment and life skills. Supplemental chainsaw and climbing training is provided by industry professionals for the program participants.
Treetures Environmental Education Program
Treetures Environmental Education Program introduces children ages 3-9 to the Treetures characters who have individual messages that focus on the function, benefits and importance of trees. It’s a quality, hands-on educational program for elementary schools and community environmental educators. Children are encouraged to find his/her own “Green Heart” and learn how personal actions and decisions can influence the environment.
The Davey Tree Expert Company supports the mission of the Treetures Environmental Education Program by helping to promote Treetures materials and costume appearances at environmental education venues, like the Tree Fund’s annual Tour de Trees’ Ride for Research. In addition, Davey has donated the Treetures “Welcome Spring!” storybooks to elementary schools and children’s libraries throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Garden Writers Association (GWA)
Garden Writers Association is a non-profit association that provides leadership and opportunities for education, recognition, career development and a forum for diverse interactions for professionals in the field of gardening communications.