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Arbor Age Jan/Feb 2013

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TREE FUND NEWS Registration open for the 2013 Stihl Tour des Trees Registration is now open for the 2013 Stihl Tour des Trees, an international cycling adventure and the TREE Fund's signature fundraiser. The 2013 Tour will showcase upstate New York and Ontario's beautiful scenery, historic trees, urban centers and favorite destinations. The roster is filling up fast. Register for the full Tour or part of the week, or skip the cycling and fundraise from the couch. Proceeds from the Tour fund tree research and education programs that benefit the world's urban forests and the workforce which cares for them. For more information, visit TREE Fund announces new chairman New TREE Fund Chairman Jim Zwack, director of technical services for The Davey Institute, took the helm of the TREE Fund Board January 1. Zwack leads a strong Executive Committee, which includes ChairmanElect Randy Miller (PacifiCorp), Treasurer John Hendricksen and Vice Chairman Doug Anderson (Anderson's Tree Care). Zwack is a veteran Tour rider, former Liaison to the Minnesota Chapter and was named Volunteer of the Year in 2010. He succeeds Mike Neal of APS, whose leadership and contributions to the TREE Fund were recognized (mostly respectfully) at a dinner during the annual Trustee Retreat and Workshop. Nominate a TREE Fund Volunteer of the Year for 2012 June 30th is the deadline to nominate a TREE Fund volunteer who contributed "above and beyond the call of duty" in 2012. Past recipients of the coveted Ken Ottman Volunteer of the Year beer stein include: Mike Neal, John Lloyd, Jim Zwack, John Goodfellow and Jim Barborinas. The award will be presented at the 2013 ISA Conference in Toronto. Grants and scholarships available Applications are due April 1 at for Hyland R. Johns Research Grants; Ohio Chapter ISA Education Grants; TREE Fund Arboriculture Education Grants; and Robert Felix Memorial Scholarships. Arbor Age / January/February 2013 21

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