Nominations for 2009 Friends of Trees Awards Sought by March 28
March 10, 2009
The Fairfax County Tree Commission seeks nominations for its 2009 Friends of Trees Awards by Saturday, March 28. The awards are presented to individuals or organizations that have preserved, protected or planted trees.
Nomination forms are available online , or by calling Fairfax County’s Urban Forest Management Division at 703-324-1770, TTY 711. Completed forms must be postmarked no later than March 28, and sent to: Fairfax County Urban Forest Management Division, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 518, Fairfax, VA 22035-5503.
Individuals, projects or programs may be nominated. Individuals must have demonstrated superior 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 make
presentations to the public about preservation, protection and planting
Planting: projects or programs that conduct seedling plantings,
riparian restoration plantings and heritage species plantings.
- Maintenance: innovative projects or programs that share the responsibility for long-term maintenance without traditional funding sources.
Projects or programs must have been completed in 2008, or they must have been started in 2008 with an anticipated life of more than one year.
The awards will be presented on April 25 at the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College. Admission to this Arbor Day festival celebration is free.
The Fairfax County Tree Commission is 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.
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director, Office of Public Affairs
703-324-3189, TTY 711, Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)
To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711