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Awards Program -
Midwestern Chapter



Do you know of someone who has done an outstanding job on a landscape project or has provide outstand service to the Chapter?  How about someone who through their writing has advanced arboriculture within the Chapter?


Now is the time to submit nominations for Chapter Awards and for Gold Leaf Awards.  Let’s recognize the excellent work happening in the Midwestern Chapter.  You have all heard this before, but it bears repeating – our industry is filled with people, organizations and institutions that promote tree care and the value of trees in our communities through education, training, volunteer work and high standards of professionalism.


The nomination process is simple – one page outlining the details!  Download the nomination forms from the Chapter website.  All winners will be recognized at the MW ISA annual conference in Kansas City February 3-5, 2016.


These people are in YOUR community!  Think about it, look for them, talk to your colleagues then let the nominations roll in. 


Thank you for your help.


Justine Gartner

Awards Liaison



The Midwestern Chapter of ISA annually recognizes individuals, groups, or organizations that have performed meritorious service in advancing the principles and practices of arboriculture and contributed significantly and unselfishly towards the progress of the Chapter.  Award winners are recognized each year at the MW ISA annual conference.  Awards are presented in six categories including:

  • AWARD OF MERIT: Recognizes outstanding meritorious service in advancing the principles, ideals, and practices of arboriculture. Granted only to members of the MW Chapter of ISA.
  • AUTHOR’S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: Recognizes authors of outstanding publications, news stories, radio and television programs for sustained excellence in the dissemination of timely information pertaining to the field of arboriculture. The information provided must have impact on the Midwest chapter audience.
  • PRESIDENT’S AWARD:  Recognizes an individual, group, company or agency that has provided a significant impact in the field of arboriculture during the previous two years.  This award would be presented at the discretion of the current MW Chapter ISA President.
  • AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT:  Granted to members of the Midwest Chapter ISA only, this award recognizes sustained outstanding effort or contribution to the advancement of ISA within the Chapter. 
  • HONORARY MEMBERSHIP:  Recognizes individuals or groups who are not members of the Midwest Chapter who have provided outstanding or noteworthy service in promoting arboriculture within the Chapter.  Recipients will have made material contributions to the advancement of arboriculture through research, field practice, promotion, invention or literature.  They should have an ongoing interest and may include individuals, groups or organizations. 
  • HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP:  Bestowed upon members of the Midwest Chapter that have contributed materially and substantially to the progress of arboriculture in the Midwest Chapter and have given unselfishly in their efforts to support and advance arboriculture. 

In addition the Chapter presented the Arbor Day Gold Leaf Award.  The Gold Leaf Award is designed to recognize an individual, organization, or community in the Midwestern Chapter area for outstanding Arbor Day programs or community landscape beautification projects. This is an opportunity for the Midwestern Chapter to recognize projects that have had an impact on a community or region with an international award. Projects should show an impact over several years. 


Gold Leaf Nomination Award Form 

MW ISA Chapter Awards Nomination Form 



If you know an individual or group that has performed meritorious service in advancing the principles and practices of arboriculture, produced an outstanding publication or media program, contributed significantly and unselfishly towards the progress of the Chapter, held a unique or noteworthy Arbor Day activity, or completed a significant community landscape project, this is a great opportunity to recognize your peers, associates, citizens or other individuals.  

Wonder who has won in the past?  Click here for: Past Award Winners.

                                                                              Past Gold Leaf Award Winners



For more information on the MW Chapter Awards, please contact Justine Gartner, Chapter Awards Liaison.

ISA Awards Programs -  http://www.isa-arbor.com/events/awardsprograms/index.aspx

Midwestern Chapter-ISA Members:

I need your help and the need will quickly become urgent.

The Midwestern Chapter annually recognizes achievements in the arboriculture industry as well as institutions and individuals who make a positive impact on our urban forests.

The need is twofold: first, anyone interested in serving on the nominating committee, please let me know immediately so I can add you to the list of members and secondly we need nominations! Membership participation is vital to ensuring that deserving arborists within the Midwestern Chapter are rewarded for their hard work and contributions to arboriculture.

The Awards Committee requests that you encourage members within your state to nominate a colleague, institution or other individual for recognition at our 2016 chapter meeting. PLEASE SUBMIT A NOMINATION. IF YOU DON’T DO IT, WHO WILL!!!


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