Davey Tree Co. establishes educational endowment for TREE Fund

August 6, 2018 -  By

The Davey Tree Expert Co. pledged a $250,000 educational endowment fund through TREE Fund.

“As the Davey Company continues to evolve and grow, it’s increasingly important that we invest in research that will advance not only our company, but the industry that we are so proud to be part of,” said Pat Covey, president and CEO of Davey Tree. “With the establishment of the Davey Fund, we strengthen our longtime commitment to TREE Fund and its mission to support arboricultural research. This endowment fund is a reflection of our employee-owners’ dedication to continued education and the advancement of arboriculture throughout our industry.”

The educational endowment fund, Davey Fund, supports community-based arboricultural education in the U.S., according to Davey Tree.

TREE Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting scientific discovery and the dissemination of new knowledge in the fields of arboriculture and urban forestry.

“All of us at TREE Fund are honored that Davey has chosen to have us serve as stewards and administrators for their new educational endowment fund,” said J. Eric Smith, president and CEO of TREEFund. “Davey has been incredibly influential in the evolution of the modern scientific tree care industry, while also demonstrating the myriad ways that a visionary company can create social and economic good for all the communities they touch with their work.”

TREE Fund’s primary public outreach and fundraising event is the Tour des Trees, an annual week-long, 500-plus mile cycling adventure, where tour riders cycle through communities in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., planting trees, educating children and emphasizing the importance of science-based tree care and the work done by arboriculture professionals.

Davey Tree’s pledge of $250,000 will be allocated directly to the funding of scientific research on urban tree care issues and community-based education.

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