Ensuring a healthy, sustainable environment

in a changing world through

fundraising, research and education.

Our purpose is to create and enable knowledge by raising financial support for research and education to promote excellence and advancement in the field of arboriculture for the public good.


Latest News

(July 15, 2014) – Our 2013 Annual Report is now available

Read or download our 2013 Annual Report to learn more about the important work The Britton Fund is doing in the West.  Continue reading >>


(June 9, 2014) – New brochure produced by the Golden Gate Audubon Society funded by  The Britton Fund

The Britton Fund is proud to sponsor a Golden Gate Audubon Society publication on trees and wildlife: CARING FOR BIRDS’ NESTS AND TREES: WHEN AND HOW TO PRUNE?  A guide for cities, contractors, consultants, maintenance workers, and homeowners.  Continue reading >>


(April 8, 2014) – Britton Fund Ride a success!

Thank you to the 30 cyclists who rode 25, 60, and 100 miles in order to raise funds for tree research and education!  So far we have risen $18,160.  Continue reading >>


(March 20, 2014) – 2014 Volunteer Work Day

Over 100 volunteers came out to Oakland’s Fairyland on March 15 to provide free tree care and spend quality time with fellow arborists.  Continue reading >>


(December 20, 2013) – 2014 Volunteer Work Day, Save the Date

We’ll be returning to Fairyland in Oakland March 14-16, 2014.  Continue reading >>


(December 3, 2013) – Complete set of Technical Information Sheets now available

Our full set of Technical Information Sheets, created by Helen Stone and Dr. James Downer, is now available to the public!  Covering topics of interest and importance to arborists in the WCISA region and beyond, these ten sheets were funded by The  Britton Fund and are offered free of charge.  Continue Reading >>


(November 12, 2013) – Registration is now open for The Britton Fund Ride

Our 7th Annual Bike Ride will be April 7, 2014 in Pasadena, CA.  This year we’ve lowered the fundraising minimum to $600 and have introduced a team-fundraising option, allowing team members to pool their donations.   Continue Reading >>


(October 15, 2013) – Golden Gate Audubon Society receives Britton Fund Grant

The Britton Fund is proud to sponsor a Golden Gate Audubon Society publication on trees and wildlife: CARING FOR BIRDS’ NESTS AND TREES: WHEN AND HOW TO PRUNE?  A guide for cities, contractors, consultants, maintenance workers, and homeowners Continue Reading >>


(September 18, 2013) – Technical Information Sheets now available

Our first five Technical Information Sheets are now available, authored by Helen Stone and Dr. James Downer.  These useful, concise resources for western arborists are free of charge and may be downloaded here.  Continue Reading >>


(September 9, 2013) – Celebrate our newest publication on Oct 4 at Stanford University!

fungus video captureJoin Dr. Jessie A. Glaeser and Dr. Kevin T. Smith in this workshop celebrating their new compendium, Decay Fungi of Oaks and Associated Hardwoods for Western Arborists, published by The Britton Fund.

Click the video to the right for a full introduction to this important educational workshop, The Fungus Among Us: Understanding the essential decay process.  Other featured speakers include Dr. Jim Downer, Roy Leggitt, III, and Helen Stone.  Continue Reading >>


(August 8, 2013) – Richard W. Harris Urban Horticulture Scholarship now available to UC Davis students!

The Britton Fund has contributed $25,000 to the UC Davis Foundation in order to create an endowed scholarship in the Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.  The scholarship and the endowed fund created by this gift shall be known as the Richard W. Harris Urban Horticulture Scholarship.

The Britton Fund is very pleased to make this gift to further the excellence of the horticultural teaching program at UC Davis, and is honored that this commitment will be a part of The Campaign for UC Davis. Undergraduate students majoring in Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry are eligible for the annual scholarship and may apply through UC Davis.  Continue Reading >>

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