Arbor Day Awards

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2008 National Arbor Day Awards

Lawrence Enersen Award

Debbie Mendelson

Debbie Mendelson of Woodside, CA, will receive the Lawrence Enersen Award for outstanding tree planting and conservation work at the community level. Mendelson started the Heritage Tree Awards, which identifies and honors trees of historical significance in her community. She also helped craft and for 12 years worked on passing a Tree Preservation Ordinance, which was adopted by Woodside in 2006. Mendelson helped create the Woodside Tree Booklet, which catalogues trees and shrubs suited to the area, and distributes it to residents of Woodside and to contractors who work in the area.

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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.