Friends of Trees Awards



Mar. 12, 2011

CONTACT
Irene Haske
Urban Forest Management Divison
703-324-5821 or 703-324-5500, TTY 711
Fax: 703-803-5955

Tree Commission Seeks Nominations for 2011 Friends of Trees Awards

 The Fairfax County Tree Commission seeks nominations for its 2011 Friends of Trees Awards by Friday, March 30, 2012. The awards are presented to individuals or organizations that have preserved, protected or planted trees. Projects or programs must have been completed in 2011, or they must have been started in 2011 with an anticipated life of more than one year.

Nomination forms are available online or by callingFairfax County’s Urban Forest Management Division at 703-324-1770, TTY 711. Completed forms must be postmarked no later than March 30, 2012 and sent to Fairfax County Urban Forest Management Division, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 518, Fairfax, VA 22035-5503.  Members of the Tree Commission vote on the submitted nominations.

Individuals, projects or programs may be nominated. Individuals must have demonstrated conservation-based actions in preserving, protecting or planting trees. The following types of projects or programs may be nominated:

Preservation: projects or programs for land or easement donations, or appropriate arbor care

Education: projects or programs that create publications, interpretive trail development, tree marking with identification tags, or presentations to the public about preservation, protection or tree planting

Planting: projects or programs that conduct seedling plantings, riparian restoration plantings or heritage species plantings

Maintenance: innovative projects or programs that share the responsibility for long term maintenance of trees without traditional funding sources

The awards will be presented on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the Fairfax County Government Center, during the county’s Earth Day-Arbor Day event. Admission to the event is free.

Members of the Fairfax County Tree Commission are appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. The commission provides leadership in developing awareness and an understanding of the objectives and methods of tree conservation and assists the county’s Urban Forest Management Division in the development and maintenance of technical specifications and guidelines.

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