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2013 National Arbor Day Awards

Public Awareness of Trees Award

Alliance for Community Trees

Alliance for Community Trees

The Alliance for Community Trees, based in College Park, Maryland, is the recipient of the Public Awareness of Trees Award. ACTrees is committed to improving the urban forest environment in cities and towns. The non-profit group celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and National NeighhorWoods Month in October remains an important community gathering. Last year, more than 800 volunteer events were coordinated by local partners in 290 cities.

This year’s winners are:

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.

Photos provided by: ACTrees - Burnell Fischer - City of Carmel, IN - City of Valparaiso, IN - Dimensions Educational Research Foundation - Donna Love - Dr. Waddell Barnes - Eden Reforestation Projects - Florida Forest Service - Friends of Grand Rapids Parks - ©Joseph O’Brien / USDA Forest Service - Kemba Shakur - Lakeshore Learning Materials - Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board - Northern Indiana Public Service Company - Plant With Purpose - Punta Gorda - Steve Schroeder - Texas Forest Service - Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - The Salinas Californian - UPS - Urban ReLeaf