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 are due each spring; the 2019 nomination process will be open early in the year.
Hamilton: In recognition of a Tree Warden who has significantly advanced the goals of urban and community forestry through successful forestry practices, effective conservation planning, increased citizen engagement, and active public education. This award is in honor of Dr. Larry Hamilton, the former Tree Warden in Charlotte, and is limited to Tree Wardens.
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.
The Vermont Tree Steward Awards are announced in the spring and the ceremony will take place at the Arbor Day Conference.
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!