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2008 National Arbor Day Awards

Caroline French Morton Award

Jeunesse Park

Jeunesse Park of Johannesburg, South Africa, recipient of the Caroline French Morton Award, which was established to honor the spirit of stewardship of its namesake. Park started Food and Trees for Africa in 1990 to help reverse the severe environmental degradation that had occurred during the years of Apartheid in her native country. Her organization has helped plant more than 300,000 trees in low-income housing settlements, and has handed out more than 2.8 million trees to schools, clinics, nursing homes and parks.

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Award winners are recognized for their leadership in the cause of tree planting, conservation,and environmental stewardship.

Leaders in tree planting, conservation, and environmental stewardship from around the country and world are honored each year at our annual Arbor Day Awards celebration held in Nebraska City, Nebraska. The awards ceremony is part of the annual Arbor Day weekend celebration held at Lied Lodge & Conference Center.