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2011 National Arbor Day Awards

Excellence in Urban Forest Leadership Award

The New Jersey Tree Foundation

The New Jersey Tree Foundation

The New Jersey Tree Foundation of Trenton, N.J., received the Excellence in Urban Forest Leadership Award for reforming communities by planting trees. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to reforesting the state's most urban areas. The staff of the Foundation educates and inspires residents to take charge of the projects and care for their trees as a way of transforming the neighborhoods where they live. During the past 13 years, the New Jersey Tree Foundation has planted more than 153,000 trees across the state, mostly along streets and on school grounds. The Foundation also works with the State Parole Board to hire a tree-planting crew each season.

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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.