2012 National Arbor Day Awards

Celebration Award

Troop 367 and Pack 367—Palmer, Alaska

Troop 367 and Pack 367—Palmer, Alaska

As the local Boy Scout and Cub Scout troops of small-town Palmer, Troop 367 and Pack 367 have taken the lead on making the community’s annual Arbor Day celebration a model for communities throughout the nation. In 2011, one hundred people came out for Palmer’s celebration from a variety of organizations. The youngest participant was a 7-year-old Tiger Cub from the Cub Scouts, who planted trees with a 97-year-old World War II veteran.

Florida Gulf Coast University—Fort Myers, Florida

Florida Gulf Coast University—Fort Myers, Florida

In 2009, Florida Gulf Coast University kicked off a tradition of Arbor Day celebrations and tree planting projects that have involved students, faculty and community members. The high level of enthusiasm and engagement led the campus to apply for and be recognized as a Tree Campus USA. The 2012 Florida Arbor Day celebration resulted in 40 new trees being planted to help shade Library Lawn, making the area a campus destination.


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.