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2012 National Arbor Day Awards

Good Steward Award

Dr. James Middleton—Mundfordville, Kentucky

Dr. James Middleton—Mundfordville, Kentucky

To date, Dr. Middleton has planted more than 750,000 trees on his 3,000 acre property in Central Kentucky. In addition to their aesthetic contribution, many of the trees produce benefits felt miles downstream along the Green River, including reduced soil erosion, and 1,500 of Dr. Middleton’s trees were planted solely to improve water quality. A prominent physician in his community, Dr. Middleton has also shared his love of trees with his patients over the years. Dr. Middleton received the 2010 Outstanding Forest Steward Award from the Kentucky Division of Forestry.

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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.