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J. Sterling Morton Award

2008 winner Dr. Peter Raven

The Arbor Day Foundation’s highest honor, this award recognizes an outstanding individual who has had a positive impact on the environment due to their lifelong commitment to tree planting and conservation at a national or international level.


  • Only individuals are eligible
  • Work is done on a national or international scope


  • Shows outstanding personal commitment over their career or lifetime for the betterment of the environment
  • Mobilizes people in tree planting and care
  • Unique or extraordinary contributions and commitment with regards to tree planting, landscape, conservation, education, or research
  • Role model to others

Award Application (Or download the PDF application and mail it to us here.)

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Describe in detail the individual you are nominating, include the following in your summary:

  • Life’s work over a significant period of time
  • Personal commitment to tree planting and care
  • Ability to engage others in tree planting and care
  • Large and or significant contributions to tree planting, landscape, conservation, education or research