Tree Steward Awards

  • Marie Ambusk- 2016 Unsung Hero Award
  • Corinth- 2016 Community Award
  • James Biddle- 2016 Youth/Student Award
  • Peacham Tree Board- 2016 Volunteer Group Award

Each year the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program and Council sponsors the Vermont Tree Steward Awards as a way to recognize our state's urban and community forestry champions.

Nominations for the 2017 Vermont Tree Stewards Awards are now open. The due date for nominations is March 31st, 2017. If you have any questions contact Bonnie.

Submit a Nomination Online

Award Categories

Volunteer Group/Community: An organization, team or ad/hoc group, or community who, through their efforts, have shown outstanding dedication and commitment in introducing or sustaining an urban & community forestry project within their community.

Leader: An individual who, through services to their community or organization, has shown leadership and dedication in carrying out an urban or community forestry effort. 

Youth/Student: Recognition of an individual or group, from elementary to college-aged, who has contributed in a noteworthy way to an activity, publication, or ceremony, or has shown continued interest in the advancement of the goals of urban and community forestry.

Unsung Hero: An individual and/or group who work(s) behind the scenes and consistently goes above and beyond to make a difference in their community's urban and community forest.

Awards Ceremony

The Vermont Tree Steward Awards are announced in the spring and the ceremony will take place at the Arbor Day Conference.

Submit A Nomination

Nominations are due March 31st, 2017

Nominations should include the following information:

  • Award Category (Leader, Volunteer Group/Community, Youth/Student, Unsung Hero)
  • Nominee Information (Name, Address, Phone, Email)
  • Nominator Information (Name, Address, Phone, Email)
  • Supporting Information: A summary to justify the nomination for a given category; a brief biography is recommended if the entry is an individual. 

Nominations can be submitted through:

Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Urban and Community Forestry Program
1 National Life Drive, Davis 2
Montpelier, VT 05620

Previous Award Recipients

Many Vermont tree and forest champions have been recognized; click the link below to explore their great work for Vermont's trees!

Previous Award Recipients