Western Chapter ISA Awards

Congratulations to our 2015 Award Winners



Award of Merit:
The highest award category of the Western Chapter. This award shall be bestowed upon an individual Active Member to recognize outstanding, meritorious service in advancing the principles, ideals and practices of progressive arboriculture.

Gordon Mann

Award of Arboricultural Research:
This award shall be bestowed upon not more than two individuals (same or separate projects) to recognize outstanding contribution to research that has contributed substantially to the sum knowledge of arboriculture that has had significant and relevant impact to the Western Chapter ISA. Research projects considered in evaluating nominees for this award shall have been published within the preceding five years to be nominated.

John Kabashima
Akif Eskalen

Award of Achievement:
This award shall be bestowed upon not more than two Active Members in recognition of sustained, outstanding and substantial effort or contribution to the advancement of the Purpose and substance of the WCISA.

Helen Stone
Chuck Mills

Award of Commendation:
This award shall be bestowed upon not more than two individuals, organizations, firms or other entities in recognition of an outstanding effort in promoting the Purpose of the WCISA.

Greg Monfette
Mike Neal

Honorary Chapter Life Membership:
This award of membership shall be bestowed upon an individual, long-standing Active Member (ten or more years) who has provided substantial, long-term contribution to the advancement of the Purpose and substance of the WCISA.

Nelda Matheny

President's Award:
This award shall be presented at the sole discretion and determination of the current President. The award shall be bestowed upon that individual that has demonstrated the most substantial contribution of commitment, support and assistance to the President in his effort to fulfill his goals and obligations during his term of office.

Humberto Mojica

R. W. Harris Award for Excellence in Education:
This award is bestowed on an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the education of Western Chapter members.

Bill Spiewak

Executive Director’s Award This optional Award, at the sole discretion and determination of the Board, may be bestowed upon not more than two Active Members annually for unique or outstanding service to the WCISA, its membership or Purpose.

Al and Lorna Remyn

ISA Gold Leaf Award:
Traditionally the Gold Leaf Award has been used to acknowledge outstanding Arbor Day efforts as well as a way to acknowledge outstanding landscape beautification efforts not associated with Arbor Day.

Outstanding Arbor Day Activities

City of Oceanside & Santa Margarita School
Richmond Trees
Inland Urban Forest Council
Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden

Landscape Beautification

El Dorado Nursery
Maui County Arborist Committee & Maui Green & Beautiful