Your contributions to our research are important to help us carry out our work in Minnesota, around the Nation and throughout the world. Please consider a tax deductable gift today.

Funding for our research comes from many sources, such as the National Science Foundation, U. S. Department of Agriculture, nonprofit foundations, industry and most importantly the public. All contributions are tax deductible and are used to aid research and education in forest and shade tree pathology, wood microbiology and forest mycology. Donations are important sources of funding for our work and these funds help insure the success of our research efforts in Minnesota and throughout the world. If you would like to help support our research projects please consider a contribution to:

The Research fund in the Department of Plant Pathology to support current research activities in forest pathology, wood microbiology, forest mycology and international conservation projects ( University of Minnesota Foundation Fund #7610).

Contributions can be made on line directly to the University of Minnesota Foundation. Enter fund 7610 in the space provided.

You can also contact the UMN foundation directly and indicate: "The contribution is for University of Minnesota Fund # 7610 to support research of forest pathology, wood microbiology, forest mycology and international conservation projects".

For more specific information contact Professor Blanchette at

Research to select disease resistance white pines will help return this important tree species to Minnesota's forests


Our research at the University of Minnesota is helping people in many countries. This farmer in Vietnam has learned new methods of sustainable agarwood production which will help provide a new nontimber product for income

Another fund you may be interested in contributing to is the:

Urban Tree Pathology Endowment in the Department of Plant Pathology. This endowment recognizes the leadership and pioneering efforts of the late Professor David W. French on Dutch elm disease, oak wilt and other urban tree problems. It supports urban tree pathology teaching and research at the University of Minnesota.


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