Friends of Trees Receives 2015 Arbor Day Award

Nebraska City, Neb. (April 2, 2015) – Friends of Trees is the recipient of a 2015 Arbor Day Award in honor of its outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship, the Arbor Day Foundation announced today.

Friends of Trees, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is one of 13 individuals, organizations and companies being recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation during the annual Arbor Day Awards. This year's ceremony will be held at Lied Lodge & Conference Center, located at Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, Nebraska, on Saturday, April 25.

Friends of Trees will receive the Excellence in Partnership Award in recognition of its innovative and strategic collaboration to advance forestry efforts.

Friends of Trees develops programs in partnership with the private and public sectors, communities, and individuals to maintain a healthy environment through sustaining urban and rural forests. Friends of Trees has effectively facilitated tree planting partnerships for more than two decades.

Since 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized the inspiring and life-changing work of leading environmental stewards and tree planters through the annual Arbor Day Awards.

Award winners from previous years include the late Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, the United States Forest Service, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

About the Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. More information is available at