The Arkansas Urban Forestry Council is accepting nominations in its annual awards program to recognize the actions of exceptional individuals, businesses and organizations for contributions to community forestry in Arkansas. Nominations are due December 31, 2018. Nominees will be presented awards in the spring of 2019.

“Any person or organization may be nominated that has played a significant role in building stronger communities by practicing and promoting the conservation and planting of trees,” said Danielle Semsrott of Bentonville, president of the Arkansas Urban Forestry Council.

Award categories include:

  • Outstanding Volunteer and/or Volunteer Program
  • Outstanding Community
  • Outstanding Business
  • Outstanding Professional
  • Outstanding Developer
  • Outstanding Organization

According to the Press Release, to submit a nomination, visit http://arkansastrees.org/awards/ to complete the nomination form online. Nominations must include the nominee’s name, title and organization, contact information, and contribution to urban and community forestry in Arkansas. For more information, email info@arkansastrees.org or call 501-625-3710.

About Arkansas Urban Forestry Council:
AUFC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of community trees. It educates and promotes good community forestry policies and management practices by working with residents and public officials on important natural resource and tree care issues. It provides assistance to Arkansans on the conservation and improvement of the state’s community forests. For more information, visit ArkansasTrees.org or follow AUFC on Facebook.