Horace M. Thayer Scholarship History
Posted: July 29, 2011
Who is Horace M. Thayer you ask, and why is the Penn Del Chapter of the ISA scholarship named after him. Horace M. Thayer was a highly respected and beloved arborist for many years. Born in Mendon, Massachusetts in 1901, he attended the Davey Tree School in Kent Ohio. In 1923, he then established the Thayer Tree Service in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania.
Horace was an active member and treasurer of the Penn-Del Chapter and a member of many major tree organizations in the country. Horace was still working at the age of 85. In 1987 Horace died at the age of 86.
The members of the Penn-Del Chapter of the ISA decided to name the scholarship in Horace’s honor because of his devotion to the arboriculture industry, and his willingness to share with others his knowledge, wisdom, and experience.
The mission of the Penn-Del Chapter of the ISA is to promote the growth and professionalism within the arboriculture industry. With this scholarship the Penn- Del Chapter of the ISA is able to continue to support the efforts of young men and women in the study of Arboriculture by making scholarships available to qualified students. If you would like to donate to the Horace M. Thayer scholarship fund please contact Cheryl Bjornson at firstname.lastname@example.org or send your donation to the following address 601 Westtown Road, suite 370, Westtown Road, West Chester, 19380-0990.