2014 National Arbor Day Awards

The 2014 Arbor Day Awards honored thirteen individuals and organizations for their outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship. Read their stories and watch videos about the winners by clicking on any award below. You can also view photos of the Arbor Day 2014 award weekend.

Public Awareness of Trees Award

The American Chestnut Foundation, Asheville, NC

The American Chestnut Foundation is restoring a species - and creating public awareness of a valuable template for restoration of other species. The return of the chestnut to its former niche in the Appalachian hardwood forest ecosystem is a major restoration project that requires a multi-faceted effort involving extensive public awareness. The Foundation’s 16 state chapters represent more than 5,000 members who reach out in a myriad of ways to generate public awareness of the story of the American Chestnut and to help educate the next generation of American Chestnut planters, stewards and caretakers.

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.