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2005 National Arbor Day Awards

Lawrence Enersen Award

Bob Bickelhaupt, Clinton, Iowa

He and his wife founded the Bickelhaupt Arboretum, which welcomes more than 20,000 visitors every year. Boasting a visitor center, a meeting space, and a library, the arboretum also hosts education programs with Eastern Iowa Community College to provide comprehensive environmental education for children and adults. With more than 2,000 labeled plantings, the arboretum has one of the ten best conifer collections in the country. The arboretum also hosts a National Display Garden for the American Hosta Association.

Alan Hirsch, Sacramento, California

Hirsch is the founder and driving force behind the Arden Street Tree Program, which has mobilized more than 1,000 people to get involved in planting trees. In response to the more than 2,000 diseased and dying Modesto Ash trees in Sacramento County, Hirsch organized his program to replant these trees on privately owned front yards where there was no previous organized or consistent effort to replant them.

  • J. Sterling Morton Award

    • Dr. Pedro Sanchez, Palisades, New York
  • Frederick Law Olmsted Award

    • Huey Johnson, San Francisco, California
  • Lawrence Enersen Award

    • Bob Bickelhaupt, Clinton, Iowa
    • Alan Hirsch, Sacramento, California
  • Good Steward Award

    • Henry Kernan, Albany, New York
    • Dr. Lawrence Burtner, Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Lady Bird Johnson Award

    • Interstate MAX Yellow Line, Portland, Oregon
    • Texas Department of Transportation, Houston, Texas
  • Project Award

    • Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
    • TREE POWER, Washington, DC
    • International Olympic Committee, Switzerland
    • Burnham Park Association, Morris Township, New Jersey
    • OPPD Arboretum, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Education Award

    • TreeKeepers Kids, Detroit, Michigan
    • Take a Tree Walk, written by Jane Kirkland and published by Stillwater Publishing, Lionville, Pennsylvania
  • Media Award

    • Arboretum America, by Diana Beresford Kroeger
    • Native Trees for North American Landscapes, by Guy Sternberg with Jim Wilson, published by the Timber Press, Portland, Oregon
  • Celebration Award

    • The Fairbanks Arbor Day Committee, Fairbanks, Alaska
    • Arborfest 2004 - Grand Junction, Colorado
  • Promise to the Earth Award

    • Albertsons Inc., Boise, Idaho