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Jack Kimmel Application
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Please send us your application in Word or PDF format to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  by Dec 1st.


Please include the following information:

Your Name
Project Title
Telephone number
Email address

1. State problem and objective(s) of proposal.

2. Describe significance of proposed project to the arboricultural industry.

3. What is currently known about the proposed research area?

4. What is the research plan?

5. Budget Outline:

a) Minimum funding requested 
b) Estimated completion date 
c) List current and pending funding sources
d) How will funds be used? (no overhead expenses allowed)

6. Relevant citations by or expertise of applicant. 

Who Was Jack Kimmel?


Jack was truly one of the forefathers of arboriculture in this country. His long and very successful career in arboriculture began back in 1956 when he joined the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), then known as the International Shade Tree Conference. His membership lasted a span of 46 years until his death in July of 2002. In addition to being the Director of Parks for the City of Toronto until his retirement in 1982, Jack held many prominent positions with ISA. In 1961 he was elected President of the then Board of Governors for the Canadian Chapter. In 1970 he was elected President of the International Shade Tree Conference after holding positions as President Elect, Vice President and Chair of several steering committees. In 1982 Jack became the first Executive Director of the Canadian Chapter of ISA, a position he held until 1994.

Over the course of all these voluntary commitments, Jack was recognized with many distinguished awards including ISA's Maple Leaf Award honouring an individual who has provided exceptional energy, leadership and commitment to promoting and improving arboriculture and urban forestry for more than 10 years; the Special Achievement Award, recognizing someone who has provided valuable and ongoing service to the Chapter; ISA's Honourary Life Member Award; and the Award of Merit, ISA's highest level of distinction.

ISA and the entire urban forest industry are much indebted to Jack, who is still fondly remembered by many practicing arborists today. Since 1997 when the first Jack Kimmel Grant was awarded, the Canadian TREE Fund continues to honour a truly deserving individual who will remain a positive role model for years to come.

December 1

Canadian Grant Proposal Deadline

The Canadian TREE Fund (CTF) is a registered Canadian charity established to promote arboriculture research in Canada. Research grants have been awarded nationwide for worthy projects. Individuals and/or agencies are invited to submit proposals for consideration. The scope of your proposal can vary in size with this grant being the sole source of funding or one of a variety of sources. The project will be evaluated with regard for the goals of the TREE Fund as a whole and the impact that can be made with each grant.

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