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ISA Awards of Distinction

2013 Awards of Distinction Video Bios

2013 Awards of Distinction Winners

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. Entries are reviewed by the Awards Committee and recipients are announced at the ISA annual conference.

Submit a Nomination

Nominations for the 2014 Awards of Distinction are now being accepted.

The nomination deadline is March 1, 2014. 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 Categories

Award of Merit

This is the highest honor bestowed by ISA. It recognizes 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 of outstanding publications 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 Exceptional Contribution to Practical Arboriculture

To recognize 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

Honorary Membership

Recognizes individuals who are NOT ISA members but who have continued interest and outstanding service in promoting arboriculture.

Award Winners

2013 Award Winners

  • Award of Merit: Gregory Daniels
  • Alex L. Shigo Award for Excellence in Arboricultural Education: Mark Johnston
  • Honorary Life Membership: Terrill Collier
  • L.C. Chadwick Award for Arboricultural Research : Cecil Konijnendijk
  • R.W. Harris Author’s Citation: Daniel Herms
  • Early-Career Scientist Award: Bryant Scharenbroch
  • Award of Achievement:James Urban
  • M. F. Blair Exceptional Contribution to Practical Arboriculture: Mark Chisholm and Peter Gerstenberger
  • Honorary Membership:David and Jared Milarch

Past Award Winners

View a list of previous award winners

2012 Awards of Distinction Winners

2012 Award Winner Video Bios

For More Information

To learn more about this program, contact ISA at for additional information.

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