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Arbor Day Awards

Celebrating those who are leading the charge to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees across the U.S. and around the world.

Each year, the Arbor Day Foundation honors top individuals and organizations involved in exemplary tree planting and environmental practices. Nominations are accepted through the month of November, and winners are announced beginning in February of the following year.

Since 1972, the Foundation has presented awards for work at the international, national, state, and community levels to recognize conservation efforts such as tree planting and care, Arbor Day celebrations, education, community projects, and roadside beautification.

View Award Categories

Learn more about the awards and the criteria we use to select award winners.

Nominate Someone

Do you know a true tree steward? Nominate them today!

See the 2021 Award Winners

Find out about past award winners and what they have accomplished for trees.