Posted: May 19, 2014
Naperville, IL – The TREE Fund is pleased to introduce The Davey Tree Expert Companyas a TREE Fund Crown Partner and Media Sponsor for 2014-16. Davey’s three-year sponsorship commitment will support new outreach and communications opportunities for the TREE Fund, expanding the foundation’s reach and elevating the sophistication and effectiveness of its communications within the tree care industry and beyond.
“Davey is proud to support The TREE Fund as a Crown Partner,” said Sandra Reid, vice president of corporate communications and strategic planning. “As tree experts, we value the TREE Fund’s dedication to funding research, scholarships and educational programs in urban forestry and arboriculture. As the TREE Fund’s first Media Sponsor, we look forward to helping develop new tools to communicate and educate about the value of trees.”
“Davey has been a steadfast supporter of the TREE Fund since the foundation’s inception in 2002; we are very excited about this enhanced partnership,” said TREE Fund President and CEO Janet Bornancin. “Both of our organizations value research-based tree care and are committed to innovation and environmental stewardship. We welcome Davey’s support of our efforts to educate new audiences about the importance of science in advancing urban tree care.”
Davey’s Crown/Media sponsorship also will be recognized during the STIHL Tour des Trees to benefit the TREE Fund, July 27-August 2 in Wisconsin, and at the TREE Fund’s Raise Your Hand for Research live auction on August 4 in Milwaukee.
The Davey Tree Expert Company, with U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces, provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee owned for 35 years and has more than 7,800 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit www.davey.com.
The TREE Fund is a non-profit foundation dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge in urban forestry and arboriculture (the science of caring for trees in a landscape). Since 2002 the TREE Fund has distributed nearly $2.4 million in research grants, scholarships and funding for environmental education to advance the science, practice and safety of tree care and engage the next generation of tree stewards.
With support from individual and corporate donors and major sponsors STIHL Inc., Bartlett Tree Experts , the Davey Tree Expert Company, Arborjet, Asplundh, ISA, KASK, TCIA and Wisconsin Arborist AssociationTREE Fund research has contributed to:
- Better understanding of air pollution reduction and carbon sequestration by trees
- Quantification of the benefits trees provide to urban settings
- Improved survival rates for trees in difficult sites
- Improved strategies for vegetation management by utilities
- More effective disease and pest management strategies for urban trees
For more information, visit www.treefund.org