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2013 National Arbor Day Awards

Frederick Law Olmsted Award

Indiana University Professor Burnell Fischer

Indiana University Professor Burnell Fischer

Indiana University Professor Burnell Fischer is the recipient of the Frederick Law Olmsted Award. Hundreds of Indiana communities—both large and small—developed urban forestry programs and hired professional staff as a direct result of his leadership and vision. Dr. Fischer was also instrumental to the growth of the Tree Campus USA program, which provides resources and recognition for colleges and universities that make tree care a priority.

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