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2016 National Arbor Day Awards

The 2016 Arbor Day Awards honored seventeen 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 2016 award weekend.

Greening of Detroit Award for Education Innovation


Greening of Detroit's mission is to help Detroit grow and flourish for a greener tomorrow. By revitalizing urban gardens, restoring and beautifying local neighborhoods and providing Detroiters with job skills through training programs, they can achieve these goals. It all begins with their programs and people.

They take an active role in training Detroit youth and adults for green jobs in forestry, agriculture and landscaping. Their workforce development program has provided more than 240 adult Detroiters with new job skills. Additionally, they employ more than 100 young people to work on a variety of planting projects every summer.

This Year’s Winners Are

Leaders in tree planting, conservation, and environmental stewardship from around the country and world are honored every other year at our bi-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. Our next awards ceremony will take place in April of 2018.