Trees of Polya urns are used to generate sequences of exchangeable random variables. By a theorem of de Finetti each such sequence is a mixture of independent, identically distributed variables and the mixing measure can be viewed as a prior on distribution functions. The collection of these Polya tree priors forms a convenient conjugate family which was mentioned by Ferguson and includes the Dirichlet processes of Ferguson. Unlike Dirichlet processes, Polya tree priors can assign probability 1 to the class of continuous distributions. This property and a few others are investigated.
"Polya Trees and Random Distributions." Ann. Statist. 20 (3) 1203 - 1221, September, 1992. https://doi.org/10.1214/aos/1176348766