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Awards Program -
Midwestern Chapter

The Midwestern Chapter encourages members to submit nominations for Chapter Awards including the ISA Gold Leaf Award.  Awards are presented annually at the Chapter conference.


Gold Leaf Nomination Award Form (Due Sept 1, 2014)

MW ISA Chapter Awards Nomination Form (Due December 29, 2014)


Chapter Award categories include:

  •   Award of Merit
  •   Author’s Award of Excellence
  •   Award of Achievement
  •   Honorary Membership
  •   Honorary Life Membership  

ISA Gold Leaf Awards are presented in two categories:

  • Arbor Day Activities
  • Landscape Beautification Projects

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 Winners.

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

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 2013 chapter meeting. PLEASE SUBMIT A NOMINATION. IF YOU DON’T DO IT, WHO WILL!!!

The list of awards and their descriptions follow this article. Please submit your nominations to one of the following people:

2013 Midwestern Chapter-ISA Awards Nominating Committee:

Committee Chair – Justine Gartner, Justine.gartner@mdc.mo.gov 

South Dakota – John Ball, John.ball@sdstate.edu

Missouri – Mark Grueber, Mark.Grueber@mdc.mo.gov

Iowa – John Harthoorn, jharthoorn@itctransco.com

Nebraska – Graham Herbst, gherbst2@unl.edu

Kansas – Kim Bomberger, kbomberg@k-state.edu

North Dakota – Gerri Makay, Gerri.Makay@ndsu.edu

I look forward to receiving your nominations and I hope you give these awards your careful and thoughtful consideration.

Thank you for your participation.


Justine Gartner
Awards Chair













































































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