2018 Award Recipients
EVERYDAY HERO AWARD
City Plants, City of Los Angeles
Arlington Gardens, Pasadena
LA Conservation Corps
Community Activist, San Diego
Green Crew Program Manager, Claremont
EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD
Arborist & Educator, Tree San Diego
Dr. Matt Ritter
Professor & Author, Cal Poly SLO
S.O.S. – SAVE OUR SHADE AWARD
Washington Unified School District, West Fresno Campus Tree Planting & Irrigation
Carl Dillman & Dave Roger
City of Claremont
BEST URBAN FORESTRY PROJECT AWARD
Jessica Reed & Sophia Frost
Zion Avenue Beautification Project
Santee Lake Recreation Preserve
COMMUNITY BUILDING WITH TREES AWARD
The Five Rotary Clubs of Salinas
The Rotary Grove
Amy Young, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Sacramento Shade Program
Jocelyn Estiandan, LA County of Public Health
The PLACE Program
URBAN TREE LEGACY AWARD
Environmental Horticulture Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension
Santa Rosa Rincon Ridge Arbor Day Tree Planting
John Gauder & Lorena Hernandez
Comcast Cares Team
City of Santa Rosa – Park & Recreation
Dennis Searles, Kim Nielsen-Glynn & Mike Bertoli
Fountaingrove II Open Space Management District
CAL FIRE & WCISA
The Arbor Day Foundation
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 in relation to the various threats our trees face – preserving the many benefits & services delivered by the community’s trees.
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.
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.
Designing with Trees: Public Spaces
Awarded to landscape designers, architects or town planners, the new ‘Designing with Trees’ category awards projects that utilize the benefits of trees in a creating public spaces. Public spaces are those open to the public for recreation, transportation, retail or commercial activity.