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2008 National Arbor Day Awards

Award for Education Innovation

Education Award

The Forest Where Ashley Lives by Mark and Ashley Vitosh

The Forest Where Ashley Lives, by Mark & Ashley Vitosh of Ames, Iowa, will be presented with an Education Award. Education Awards recognize model programs throughout the United States and the world. The Forest Where Ashley Lives is a story about a 7-year-old girl whose father works as the town forester. The book teaches children about urban forests and the foresters who care for trees. Numerous facts throughout the book teach readers about the importance of city trees, and illustrate the difference between different types of trees.

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Award winners are recognized for their leadership in the cause of tree planting, conservation,and environmental stewardship.

Leaders in tree planting, conservation, and environmental stewardship from around the country and world are honored each year at our annual Arbor Day Awards celebration held in Nebraska City, Nebraska. The awards ceremony is part of the annual Arbor Day weekend celebration held at Lied Lodge & Conference Center.