Leader Award: Lynn Wild, Montpelier Tree Board
Lynn is a member of the Montpelier Tree Board and helped create a neighborhood planting program in which she organized the planting of dozens of trees along one street. She created a tree stewards program at a nearby elementary school and encouraged children to learn about trees by planting and caring for the newly planted neighborhood trees. Lynn also established a mid-winter Festival of Trees, now in its fourth year, and last year established the first Tree City Montpelier celebration in the month of May. All of this on top of regularly begin at Tree Board meetings and work days! Ideas about trees sprout like Red Maple seeds and many continue to grow strong with time. She is not only an excellent organizer but also a "silvan charmer" who is nearly impossible to resist when she asks for support.