Award Nominations

    Download any of the nomination forms below and send in to the Chapter office.

    Arborist of the Year

    The Arborist of the Year Award acknowledges the services, actions, and ideas of an individual or work group that has made a “substantial personal / business contribution to practical arboriculture” in the Rocky Mountain Chapter. Nominations may be made to recognize significant achievements, life changing experiences, innovations, selfless acts to promote trees, and / or substantial impacts to support the practice, technology, and research of arboriculture.

    Gene Eyerly Award

    The Gene Eyerly Award for Outstanding Service recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a sustained commitment in achieving the mission and goals of the International Society of Arboriculture Rocky Mountain Chapter:

    Chapter Mission: Through outreach and education, foster an appreciation for trees in the Rocky Mountain Region and support the practice, technology, and research of arboriculture.

    This award was developed to recognize those individuals who have selflessly dedicated many years of their lives and/or careers to trees, and deserve recognition from the Chapter.

    Gold Leaf Award

    The Gold Leaf Award consists of two categories, to include Community Landscape Beautification and Arbor Day Activities. The Community Landscape Beautification Award is awarded to individuals, organizations, or municipalities that have made significant contributions in the fields of environmental protection, conservation, beautification, or other landscape activities, which have had a positive impact in promoting tree care and preservation. The Arbor Day Activity Award is awarded to individuals, organizations, or municipalities that have orchestrated, hosted or promoted an Arbor Day event that has drawn the support of the community to promote the education and support of the care and preservation of arboriculture.

    2016 Award Winners

    Arborist of the Year – Patrick Plantenberg - Montana

    Gene Eyerly Award – Steve Geist - Colorado

    Gold Leaf Beautification Award – City of Kalispell, Montana

    Golf Leaf Arbor Day Activities Award – City of Grand Junction, Colorado

    Congratulations to the top three finishers in this years’ Chapter Tree Climbing Championship!
    Axel Avila - 1st place
    Deacon Maloney - 2nd place
    Luke Glines – 3rd place

    Axel will be representing our Chapter in the 2017 International Tree Climbing Championship in Washington, DC. Good Luck Axel!