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2013 National Arbor Day Awards

Forest Lands Leadership Award

The Florida Forest Service

The Florida Forest Service

The Florida Forest Service, based in Tallahassee, Florida, is the recipient of the Forest Lands Leadership Award. The Florida Forest Service plants millions of trees every year, managing complex ecosystems and serving as a model for state forest agencies throughout the country. The agency has been particularly aggressive in combating forest fires by anticipating disasters and running controlled fires in their place, as well as quickly and effectively replanting native species.

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.

Photos provided by: ACTrees - Burnell Fischer - City of Carmel, IN - City of Valparaiso, IN - Dimensions Educational Research Foundation - Donna Love - Dr. Waddell Barnes - Eden Reforestation Projects - Florida Forest Service - Friends of Grand Rapids Parks - ©Joseph O’Brien / USDA Forest Service - Kemba Shakur - Lakeshore Learning Materials - Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board - Northern Indiana Public Service Company - Plant With Purpose - Punta Gorda - Steve Schroeder - Texas Forest Service - Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - The Salinas Californian - UPS - Urban ReLeaf