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2008 National Arbor Day Awards

Frederick Law Olmsted Award

Buck Abbey

Buck Abbey of Baton Rouge, La., is the recipient of the Frederick Olmsted Award for exemplary tree planting and conservation work at the state or regional level. Abbey is a nationally recognized authority on municipal landscape ordinances and codes, and has been a major influence in working to draft landscape standards for communities across the country that recognize the importance of trees in cities and towns. He serves as an associate professor of landscape architecture at Louisiana State University, where he has worked to create the Green Laws Web site, which provides resources and information on landscape architecture, land use law, tree preservation and landscape legislation. His professional work has exemplified a commitment to tree planting and conservation that has improved communities across America.

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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.