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SOURCE International Society of Arboriculture
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) honors a select group of arborists, educators, researchers, and business owners as part of the 2013 Awards of Distinction sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts.
The awards were presented at the 89th annual ISA Conference and Trade Show, August 3rd - 7th in Toronto to the following:
- Gregory Daniels - Award of Merit (Stamford, Conn.)
- Dr. Mark Johnston - Alex. L. Shigo Award for Excellence in Arboricultural Education (Preston, United Kingdom)
- James Urban - Award of Achievement (Annapolis, Md.)
- Terrill Collier - Honorary Life Membership (Clackamas, Ore.)
- Dr. Daniel Herms - R. W. Harris Author's Citation (Wooster, Ohio)
- Dr. Cecil Konijnendijk - L.C. Chadwick Award for Arboricultural Research (Frederiksberg, Denmark)
- Mark Chisholm- Millard F. Blair Exceptional Contribution to Practical Arboriculture Award (Jackson, N.J.)
- Peter Gerstenberger - Millard F. Blair Exceptional Contribution to Practical Arboriculture Award (Londonderry, N.H.)
- Dr. Bryant Scharenbroch - Early-Career Scientist Award (Lisle, Ill.)
- David and Jared Milarch - Honorary Membership (Copemish, Mich.)
Details of their accomplishments include:
- Dedicated to the science of arboriculture, professional advancement and certification of arborists around the world. (Daniels)
- Instrumental as a university educator leading arboriculture programs for arborists and urban foresters. (Johnston)
- Credited for re-awakening the landscape architect profession to successfully plant trees in difficult urban soils. (Urban)
- Committed to leadership in sustainable landscape practices, the constant promotion of proper tree care and green landscape design. (Collier)
- Authored numerous publications based on tree research to guide fellow arborists, scientists, and students. (Herms)
- Researched and wrote noteworthy articles with emphasis on urban greenbelt planning development and management throughout Europe. (Konijnendijk)
- Dedicated tree climbing champion, arborist, and college instructor training students and professionals around the world in the expert techniques of the industry. (Chisholm)
- Promoted safety and compliance through countless projects and wrote tree safety standards for several states. (Gerstenberger)
- Encouraged research in urban soil science to improve tree growth and longevity. (Scharenbroch)
- Advanced the cause of champion trees, travelling the world to promote the health and preservation of the historic urban forest. (Milarchs)
"These talented individuals embody what ISA is about-sharing the best practices and ideals of arboriculture," said Terrence Flanagan, ISA President. "They challenge and inspire us, providing important information benefiting trees, people, and the future of our industry."
ISA, headquartered in Champaign, Ill., has more than 20,000 members worldwide. For more, visit www.isa-arbor.com.
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