1 Jul 2015 | Congratulations to our 2014 Award Recipients
2014 was another remarkable year in the Western Chapter. We had amazing nominations, here are our final winners. Congratulations to all recipients!
Award of Merit: Robert Phillips
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.
Award of Arboricultural Research: Mateo Garbelotto and Nathan Stephenson
This award shall be bestowed upon not more than two Active Members (same or separate projects) to recognize outstanding contribution to research that has contributed substantially to the sum knowledge of arboriculture. Research projects considered in evaluating nominees for this award shall have been published within the preceding five years to nomination.
Award of Achievement: Nancy Hughes and Rhonda Wood
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.
Award of Commendation: Dana Karcher and Paula Peper
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.
Honorary Chapter Life Membership: Paula Peper
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.
R. W. Harris Award for Excellence in Education: Brian Kempf
This award is bestowed on an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the education of Western Chapter members.
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
Hawaiian Arbor Day– Cheryl McGrath & Elaine Malina
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens – Tamara Sherrill
Pacific Gas & Electric – Steve Tankersley
City of Concord - Chris Llata
City Plants - Elizabeth Skrzat
Save Our Sonoma Trees – Robert Phillips