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2018 Friends of Our Urban Forest Awards

The Friends of Our Urban Forest Awards program recognizes achievements of organizations and individuals in their efforts to manage, promote, educate, and advocate for urban forests in their communities. Please consider submitting an application for an outstanding professional, outstanding tree advocate or advocacy group, outstanding project, or outstanding urban forestry program. We all want to learn about the outstanding urban forestry being done in your community.


Nominations for the 2018 Friends of Our Urban Forest Awards Program are now being accepted. To apply, download an entry form or apply online. Nominations are due Friday, December 28, 2018 . Nominations will be accepted in the following categories:

Recognition of a professional individual for his or her contribution to urban forestry activities and arboricultural practices. Nominees include municipal foresters, private arborists, utility arborists, growers, and educators.

Recognition of an individual or organization in organizing, motivating and/or stimulating urban forestry activities, landscape beautification, tree plantings, tree maintenance, tree preservation and /or public tree education programs within the community. Examples of nominees include community leaders, elected officials, exceptional volunteers, local nonprofit organizer, tree boards, beautification committees, tree advocate groups, garden clubs, youth groups, and homeowner associations.

Recognition of a residential, commercial or public project that demonstrates tree preservation, tree planting, tree maintenance, or environmentally-sound planning or design. Nominees should come from local governments, developers, landscape architects, engineers, architects, planners, builders, arborists, and landscape contractors.

Recognition of an individual, local government, boards or committees, youth groups, or homeowner associations who have demonstrated and organized urban forestry programs or activities within their community. These activities may include providing public education, establishing quality design and implementation of maintenance practices, tree planting, tree preservation, and tree ordinance development. Unique partnerships and citizen involvement are a component to instilling quality and meaningful community understanding of the urban forest. Consideration is given to community population and those currently active in the Tree City USA program.

Recognition of an individual for their career-long distinguished service and dedication to the advancement of Urban Forestry.


Submit your application through the mail or online.



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