While alive, Oscar P. Stone was a legend among Connecticut’s tree care workers. His sharp insight into trees and their conditions and his dedication to the art and science of arboriculture served as a model for several generations of tree care givers.
In 1993 the Board of Directors of the CTPA established the Oscar P. Stone Research Trust Fund to help support important scientific research in the field of arboriculture. On June 1, 1994 a white oak tree was planted on the grounds of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven to commemorate the event. Mr. Stone was presented with a plaque at the tree planting ceremony to acknowledge his staunch support of scientific research and of Experiment Station efforts to provide important and timely information to Connecticut arborists.
Thus far the fund has helped support important research in the following areas:
- Pear thrips on sugar maple
- Anthracnose fungus on dogwood
- Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
and has helped to publish the following guides:
Since 1997, the fund has donated $2,000 on an annual basis to the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, in order to support the ongoing work regarding trees and tree care at that facility.
Since 2001, the fund has also funded the annual winners of the CTPA Arborist Scholarship. To date, there have been 3 different individuals who have earned this honor.
Your tax-deductible contributions to this fund are greatly appreciated and can be sent to:
Connecticut Tree Protective Association, Inc.
PO Box 1946
Wallingford, CT 06492
For additional information contact the Executive Secretary via email.