The Arkansas Urban Forestry Council is accepting nominations in its annual awards program until Monday, December 31, 2018.  Awards will be presented in the spring of 2019.

The awards will recognize the actions of exceptional people, businesses and organizations for contributions to community forestry in Arkansas, according to a news release.

“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

“The Arkansas Urban Forestry Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of community trees,” according to the release.  “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.”

Nominations must include the nominee’s name, title and organization, contact information and contribution to urban and community forestry in Arkansas.

To complete the nomination form online, visit Arkansas Trees. Information is available by visiting info@arkansastrees.org or calling 501.625.3710.