2014 National Arbor Day Awards

The 2014 Arbor Day Awards honored thirteen individuals and organizations for their outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship. Read their stories and watch videos about the winners by clicking on any award below. You can also view photos of the Arbor Day 2014 award weekend.

Champion of Trees Award

Mayor Barbara Bass, Tyler, TX

On April 30, 2010, City of Tyler Mayor Barbara Bass announced the Tree Tyler Initiative with the goal to plant 5,000 trees in 5 years. The Tree Tyler Initiative is championed by Mayor Bass, and she has rolled up her sleeves to ensure that the goal is reached. As of February 28, 2013 the City of Tyler had added more than 5,500 trees to their urban canopy, thereby surpassing their lofty goal years early, thanks in large part to the efforts of Mayor Bass.

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.