Deadline for nominations:
June 20, 2016








Call for nominations:

The California Urban Forests Council is eager to accept your nominations for the 2016 California Urban Forestry Awards.

The Awards

These awards celebrate excellence in California Urban Forestry for the calendar year 2015. Winners will be announced and honored at the “The Power of Trees: Building Resilient Communities Conference” Downtown LA, August 9–11, 2016.



How to nominate

  1. Review the awards criteria below
  2. Complete the attached nomination form (one form for each nomination)
  3. Submit the form and photos

*Self-nominations are accepted

How to submit

  1. Upload award entries:
    Share files on Dropbox by clicking here
  2. Submit via email:
  3. Send via post:
    PO Box 823, Novato, CA 94948

Name your files so that they are easy for us to find. For example, if nominating Jane Doe for the Everyday Hero Award, the file name could be “EHA_Jane_Doe_1”.

Awards Criteria

Everyday Hero Award

Awarded to an individual with outstanding community service who has demonstrated leadership in a project or organization and has shown exceptional dedication to improving California’s urban forests.

Excellence in Education Award

Awarded to an individual, organization, or agency that has done the most in the past year to advance Urban Forestry Education in California.

Recipient must have shown innovation and leadership in creating or improving educational opportunities for either individuals or organizations. This should be demonstrated through educational materials, workshops, programs, videos, public awareness programs, etc.

S.O.S. – Save Our Shade!

Awarded to an organization or community that demonstrates creative solutions toward caring for the urban tree canopy during California’s drought – preserving the many benefits & services delivered by the community’s trees. It can be done.

Exceptional Urban Forestry Program

Awarded to the municipality, community, or business that has shown the most improvement in the past year or has demonstrated over a period of several years’ exceptional leadership, innovation, growth, and, community involvement in creating a consistent and well-managed urban forest.

Astounding Urban Forestry Project

Awarded to an organization or community which completed an urban forestry project that:
• Addressed two or more environmental or public safety issues
• Involved the community and/or other organizations or agencies
• Significantly enhanced the urban forest and livability of the community

Community Building with Trees Award

Awarded to a corporation, agency or elected official whose mission is not urban forestry related but has demonstrated a significant and noteworthy level of contribution to a community, region, or the State of California utilizing urban forestry or green infrastructure programs to contribute to and enhance quality of life.