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Champions of city trees from throughout Wisconsin lauded for outstanding community service

By Central Office April 19, 2017

Contact(s): Sara Minkoff, Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council liaison, 608-264-6039, Sara.Minkoff@wisconsin.gov; Michelle Gary, 608-266-2193, Michelle.Gary@wisconsin.gov

MADISON, Wis. - Five individuals and organizations dedicated to protecting, preserving and increasing the number of trees lining city streets, filling community parks and beautifying neighborhoods throughout the state earned recognition from the Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council at the recent 2017 Wisconsin Arborist Association/DNR conference in Green Bay.

"The awards recognize and thank individuals and organizations for their work and commitment to the trees, plantings, habitat and economic benefits they provide," said Kristin Gies, co-chair of the Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council's award committee. "Reviewing the nominations each year is a wonderful way to see the great things happening around Wisconsin and to support healthy community forests."

The Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council advises the Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry on the best ways to manage urban and community forest resources.

The recipients of the awards include:

Interested in previous winners? Have ideas for nominees? The deadline for 2018 nominees is October 31, 2017. However, you can nominate your community tree champions any time. Learn more by visiting DNR.wi.gov and searching for the Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council.
Last Revised: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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