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2014 National Arbor Day Awards

The 2014 Arbor Day Awards honored thirteen individuals and organizations for their outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship. Read their stories and watch videos about the winners by clicking on any award below. You can also view photos of the Arbor Day 2014 award weekend.

Excellence in Urban Forest Leadership Award

Forest ReLeaf of Missouri, St. Louis, MO

Since 1993, Forest ReLeaf of Missouri has planted more than 120,000 trees in communities of highest need, including more than 4,000 trees provided to Joplin as part of the replanting efforts in the aftermath of the devastating May, 2011 tornado. Touching 40-50 communities per year, Forest ReLeaf has helped to restore the urban tree canopy and -- more importantly – helped to restore hope in communities, like Jopin, devastated by disaster and working to rebuild and recover.

This year’s winners are:

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.