ISA Awards of Distinction
The ISA Awards of Distinction, presented by Bartlett Tree Experts, are the highest honors given by ISA based on nominations submitted by members and industry professionals. Nominations are reviewed by the ISA Awards Committee, and the committee submits a roster of recommended award recipients to the ISA Board of Directors for approval. The ISA Awards of Distinction recipients are announced at the ISA Annual International Conference.
Submit a Nomination
The nomination period for the 2015 Awards of Distinction is closed. The 2015 award recipients will be announced at the ISA Annual International Conference in Orlando.
You may submit the form electronically or print a form to submit via fax or mail. For questions email ISA or call +1.217.355.9411.
Award of Merit
This is the highest honor bestowed by ISA, which recognizes a career of outstanding, meritorious service in advancing the principles, ideals, and practice of arboriculture. Nominees must be members of ISA. Past Recipients
Alex L. Shigo Award For Excellence in Arboricultural Education
Recognizes the important role that education plays in enhancing the quality and professionalism of the arboriculture industry through sustained excellence in arboricultural education. Nominees must be members of ISA. Past Recipients
Award of Achievement
In recognition of sustained outstanding efforts or contribution to the advancement of ISA. Nominees must be members of ISA. Past Recipients
Honorary Life Membership
Granted to members of ISA who have contributed materially and substantially to the progress of arboriculture and have given unselfishly in their efforts to support arboriculture. Past Recipients
R.W. Harris Author’s Citation
Granted to authors for sustained excellence in the publication of timely information pertaining to the field of arboriculture. Past Recipients
L.C. Chadwick Award for Arboricultural Research
Recognizes individuals whose research has contributed valuable information to arboriculture. Past Recipients
Millard F. Blair Award for Exceptional Contribution to Practical Arboriculture
In recognition of individuals whose service has made a substantial contribution to practical arboriculture. Past Recipients
Early-Career Scientist Award
Granted to individuals who show exceptional promise, with high potential to become an internationally-recognized scientist. Past Recipients
Recognizes individuals who are NOT ISA members, but who have continued interest and outstanding service in promoting arboriculture. Recipients of this award receive a 12-month ISA membership.
Past Award Winners
View a complete list of previous award winners
2014 Award Winners
- Award of Merit: Kim Coder
- Alex L. Shigo Award for Excellence in Arboricultural Education: Brian Kane and Cathie Lavis
- Honorary Life Membership: Jerri Moorman
- L.C. Chadwick Award for Arboricultural Research: C.Y. Jim
- R.W. Harris Author’s Citation: Michael Dirr
- Early-Career Scientist Award: Alessio Fini
- Award of Achievement:Scott Prophett
- M. F. Blair Award for Exceptional Contribution to Practical Arboriculture: Bruce Smith
2014 Awards of Distinction Winner Bios
2014 Awards of Distinction Video Bios
2013 Awards of Distinction Winners
2013 Awards of Distinction Video Bios
2012 Awards of Distinction Winners
2012 Award Winner Video Bios
For More Information
To learn more about this awards program, contact ISA at firstname.lastname@example.org.