Conservation of our planet’s botanical resources and ecosystems
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  • Welcome to TREE Foundation

    TREE Foundation pursues and promotes research, education, and exploration to advance the conservation of our planet's botanical resources and ecosystems dependent upon them.

    You can help us in our mission by donating now.

  • Our CHURCH FOREST project offers local dollars for local people to build stone walls around their forest.
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  • Dr. "CanopyMeg" Lowman and Dr. Alemayehu Wassie Eshete guide us on a walk around the wall build at Zhara Church Rainforest in Ethiopia. The Zhara wall was possible thanks to efforts from scientists, donors, and the TREE Foundation. Learn more about the Church Forests of Ethiopia.

New Book

treetops-at-riskTreetops at Risk
Challenges of Global Canopy Ecology and Conservation
Lowman, Margaret; Devy, Soubadra; Ganesh, T. (Eds.)
2013, XIX, 444 p. 100 illus., 78 illus. in color.

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  • Uses the major findings of the 5th International Canopy Conference as a platform for organization
  • Assembles a global authorship to examine past accomplishments and future initiatives critical in forest conservation
  • Presents articles that represent future priorities and advancements for canopy science in the next decade

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Donate to TREE Foundation to help us with our conservation, education and exploration efforts. Learn about other donation options and fundraising projects here.

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Sloth Research & Conservation

Sloths

The Pygmy three-toed sloth is one of the world’s most endangered animals and the TREE Foundation has established a special fund to support canopy research on sloths.

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Forest Canopy Methods Book

Methods in Forest Canopy Research

New forest canopy book available! Methods in Forest Canopy Research from University of California Press.

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Church Forests of Ethiopia

Church Forests of Ethiopia

Dr. Meg Lowman with the support of TREE Foundation has lead a team of researchers and conservationists to Ethiopia on a mission to help save the Church Forests of Ethiopia.

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Go Conscious Earth

Go Conscious Earth

Find out how TREE and Go Conscious Earth are helping preserve the Nsoli Na Mato Rainforest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and how you can help!

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REU Canopy Explorers

REU Canopy Explorers

NSF project for undergraduates studying canopy ecology, especially micro-arthropods and water bears, with half of the students as mobility-limited students.

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Latest Posts

  • California Academy of Sciences
    Put the Muse Back in Museums
    Article written by Dr. Lowman in the Scientific American (SA Forum): Science museums should recruit the public in confronting the planet’s toughest challenges. When I was in graduate school studying ecology during...
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  • Fifth graders skype with Dr. Meg Lowman
    Fifth graders skype with Dr. Meg Lowman
    Ann Mahon, 5th grade Language Arts teacher at Fonda-Fultonville Central School, writes the following: Upstate New York 5th graders at Fonda-Fultonville Central School in Mrs. Mahon’s and Mrs. Berberich’s Language Arts...
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  • Botanist Margaret Lowman urges children to muddy their boots
    Botanist Margaret Lowman urges children to muddy their boots
    Article from The Sydney Morning Herald: Unlike other botanists who plant their feet in the dirt, Dr Margaret Lowman pursues high adventure. The so-called ‘‘mother of canopy research’’ has designed walkways...
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