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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.

Anna Dooley Lawrence Enersen Award

Anna has worked as a longtime advocate for tree planting and conservation, protecting the area’s tree canopies and planting thousands of new trees. Her enthusiasm, passion, and work ethic have made Anna a positive force in her community. Anna has inspired innovative public and private partnerships as well as thousands of individual volunteers to engage and transform Jacksonville.


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.