The ASM Foundation shares the passion of the arboricultural industry with arborists, urban foresters and traditional forestry personnel, everyone who cares about the role trees play in our environment.
‘DJ’ Kurkowski Memorial Scholarship
Advance the profession of arboriculture by raising money by and through direct marketing to over 400+ current Arboriculture Society of Michigan members, soliciting known industry professionals, and hosting annual fundraising events, both public and private.
Promote the study of arboriculture by awarding grants for education and school field trips as well as administer scholarships; host seminars and presentations; offer interpretative hands-on opportunities at the saw mill site; motive young minds by exposing them to the opportunities and benefits that a career in arboriculture provides.
Foster the history of arboriculture by preserving the past through interpretative displays and activities at various arboriculture and urban forestry events as well as collect and display books, photos, tools, machinery and related items to demonstrate the evolution of the arboriculture industry.
Educate the public in professional arboricultural practices through seminars, presentations, field trips, newsletters; social media; hosted public and private events and open houses.