Programs

2005 National Arbor Day Awards

Caroline French Morton Award

J. Sterling Morton Award

Dr. Pedro Sanchez, Palisades, New York

While he was the director general of the International Center for Research on Agroforestry (ICRAF), Dr. Sanchez discovered that African agricultural production lagged due to the extremely depleted nature of the soil. He then developed means to replenish crucial nutrients through the development and promotion of agroforestry practices. Farmers in Africa are now able to fertilize their soils inexpensively and naturally by planting trees and combining this practice with adding locally available rock phosphate to the soil. This has increased yields 200-400% above previous plantings for 150,000 small-scale farmers using this method.

  • J. Sterling Morton Award

    • Dr. Pedro Sanchez, Palisades, New York
  • Frederick Law Olmsted Award

    • Huey Johnson, San Francisco, California
  • Lawrence Enersen Award

    • Bob Bickelhaupt, Clinton, Iowa
    • Alan Hirsch, Sacramento, California
  • Good Steward Award

    • Henry Kernan, Albany, New York
    • Dr. Lawrence Burtner, Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Lady Bird Johnson Award

    • Interstate MAX Yellow Line, Portland, Oregon
    • Texas Department of Transportation, Houston, Texas
  • Project Award

    • Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
    • TREE POWER, Washington, DC
    • International Olympic Committee, Switzerland
    • Burnham Park Association, Morris Township, New Jersey
    • OPPD Arboretum, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Education Award

    • TreeKeepers Kids, Detroit, Michigan
    • Take a Tree Walk, written by Jane Kirkland and published by Stillwater Publishing, Lionville, Pennsylvania
  • Media Award

    • Arboretum America, by Diana Beresford Kroeger
    • Native Trees for North American Landscapes, by Guy Sternberg with Jim Wilson, published by the Timber Press, Portland, Oregon
  • Celebration Award

    • The Fairbanks Arbor Day Committee, Fairbanks, Alaska
    • Arborfest 2004 - Grand Junction, Colorado
  • Promise to the Earth Award

    • Albertsons Inc., Boise, Idaho