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February 14, 2012

GREEN BAY - The efforts of individuals and organizations to preserve, protect, expand and improve Wisconsin's urban and community forests have been recognized by the Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council with a series of awards announced at the council's annual conference that was held in Green Bay at the end of January.

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 awards are a way to recognize and thank individuals and organizations for their work and dedication and to help focus attention on a valuable community resource: the trees, plantings and habitat that are an integral part of Wisconsin's forest resource, according to Kelli Tuttle, president of Bluestem Forestry Consulting and council chair.

Recipients of the 2011 Urban Forestry Awards for their support of the state's urban and community forest resources are:

Award plaques and local recognition will be presented at award ceremonies in the honorees' home communities.

More information about Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council and how to nominate a worthy individual and/or project for recognition is available on the "Urban Forestry Council" pages of the DNR website.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Wyatt - 608-267-0568

Last Revised: Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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