Western Chapter ISA Awards

Congratulations to our 2016 Award Winners

2016 was another remarkable year in the Western Chapter. We had amazing nominations, here are our final winners. Congratulations to all recipients!

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.

Dr. Jim Downer

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.

Dr. Igor Lacan
Dr. Ed Gilman

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.

Doug Anderson
Carl Mellinger

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.

Walt Warriner
Carol Kwan

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.

Al Epperson

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.

Robert W. Phillips

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

Kauai Arbor Day Partnership
San Diego Gas & Electric Co.
Things Green

Landscape Beautification

City of San Mateo
Puohala Elementary School