The 2023 Texas Tree Award nominations are due by August 11, 2023

Celebrate the accomplishments of those who have dedicated their talents to spreading a leafy green canopy over Texas by nominating them for the 2022 Texas Community Forestry Awards Program. This program is open to anyone who has a role in building stronger communities by planting, maintaining or protecting trees.

Winners scheduled to be recognized during the 2023 Texas Tree Conference Awards Luncheon in Waco on Thursday, September 12st. Each award winner will receive a numbered, remarked and framed, limited-edition print of a famous Texas tree painting especially commissioned for the program.

The Texas Community Forestry Awards Program is sponsored by the Texas A&M Forest Service and the Texas Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture.

There are four award categories this year:

  • Arborist of the Year: Nominations for individual awards are evaluated for leadership, commitment, innovation, impact and sustainability. The arborist should have at least 10 years of experience in the industry and demonstrated exemplary service and/or leadership within the field of arboriculture.
  • Gold Leaf – Outstanding Landscape Improvement: This award recognizes individuals, organizations, or municipalities that have made significant contributions through tree planting and landscaping which enhances environmental protection, conservation, beautification, energy conservation, or wildlife protection. Projects must show significant impact over several years.
  • Arboricultural Project of the Year: Recognition of a short-term specific tree care, protection, or planting project that exemplifies arboricultural best practices and customer service. Nominees may include arborists, tree care companies, utilities, landscape contractors, etc. There must be an ISA Certified Arborist of record affiliated with the project. The project must clearly demonstrate above-and-beyond tree care practices.
  • Outstanding Community Forestry Program: An award to recognize individuals, organizations, or municipalities that have promoted community forestry through a program that significantly engages, educates, or enhances the community. Project or program must clearly engage with the community and actively promote best practices.

Guy LeBlanc, Arborist of the Year

Click here to see previous winners