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2015 National Arbor Day Awards

The 2015 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 2015 award weekend.

Pike National Forest, Pueblo, CO
Forest Lands Leadership Award

The Pike National Forest team has demonstrated initiative and leadership in working with an assortment of partners helping to create sustainable programs to protect, restore and manage the wildlife habitat and watershed of public lands. The project is exploring innovative ways of building a more resilient forest. The impressive results: trees planted, wetlands restored and volunteers engaged. There is now an understanding that a healthy forest protects valuable resources such as clean drinking water for current and future generations.


This year’s winners are:


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.