2012 National Arbor Day Awards

Excellence in Volunteer Management

RNeighborwoods—Rochester, Minnesota

RNeighborwoods—Rochester, Minnesota

Since 2004, RNeighborWoods has recruited volunteers and worked with partners and city officials throughout Rochester to plant and maintain community trees. The group, governed by a volunteer committee with insight from each partner, has planted 3,535 boulevard trees with the help of thousands of community members. Volunteers have dedicated more than 9,000 hours of their time in total to planting trees in Rochester.


This year’s winners are:

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.