The Arbor Day Foundation Recognizes David Moore, Tree Supervisor at City of Oakland, With Trailblazer Award

The award recognizes emerging leaders in the forestry community

LINCOLN, Neb., May 30, 2019 --The Arbor Day Foundation announced today that David Moore has been honored with the Foundation's Trailblazer Award. The award recognizes an individual under the age of 35 who has demonstrated leadership in forestry, community forestry, research or tree care during the past five years. David will receive the award at a reception on June 6 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Arsenal in Central Park, New York City.

David has been a catalyst in urban forestry since he entered the profession. During his tenure at NYC Parks, David helped to develop a sophisticated system of tree selection, an innovative model now used by urban foresters across the country. He also served as co-chair of the MillionTreesNYC planting committee where he was a key player in bringing agencies together to meet the city's goal.

"David's drive and passion to create healthier and more sustainable communities through tree education and tree planting has helped communities become more strategic in how they use trees in their infrastructure," said Dan Lambe, president, Arbor Day Foundation. "We are proud to recognize David for his tenaciousness in pushing communities to be greener, smarter and more vibrant."

With a bachelor's degree in forestry and a master's degree in public policy from Georgetown University, David's background has shaped his work to bring people and science together. In his role at the New York Restoration Project, he formed a forestry team from the ground up. Later, he served as president of the New York State Urban Forestry Council from 2015 to 2017 and was highly regarded for his organization and leadership skills.

After a decade in New York, David moved to Oakland, California where he currently serves as the senior tree supervisor for the City of Oakland. In his first year, David secured a million-dollar grant for Oakland's first citywide tree inventory and master plan.

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 Procter & Gamble.

This award winner is one of six being honored throughout the month of May for their outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship. More information can be found at

About the Arbor Day Foundation
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters and valued partners. Since 1972, more than 300 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world. Our vision is to help others understand and use trees as a solution to many of the global issues we face today, including air quality, water quality, climate change, deforestation, poverty and hunger.

As one of the world's largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees. More information is available at