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Florida ISA Awards Program  

The Florida Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture recognizes outstanding achievements in the arboriculture profession, as well as the efforts by individuals to make an impact on the practice of arboriculture. We recognize these contributions through several award programs.

EDWARD W. BOK AWARD

The highest award category awarded by the Florida Chapter ISA. This award will be presented from time to time, as deemed appropriate by the awards committee, to that individual whose lifetime achievement is exemplary to the goals and mission statement of the Florida chapter.

AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION

This award is given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the education of the Florida Chapter members or to the sum knowledge of arboriculture.

AWARD OF DISTINCTION

This award shall be bestowed upon an individual, long standing active member (10 years or more) who has provided substantial, long-term contribution to the advancement of the purpose and substance of the Florida Chapter.

THE LOREN WESTENBERGER AWARD

This award shall be given to an individual who, like Loren Westenberger, has practiced the professional principles of arboriculture consistent with the mission and objectives of the Florida Chapter ISA to better the environment for future generations.

PRESIDENT’S AWARD OF MERIT

This award is bestowed upon an individual active member to recognize outstanding meritorious service in advancing the principles, ideas and practices of progressive arboriculture. This recipient will be chosen by the Florida Chapter ISA immediate past president.

Award Application

Program Guidelines:

  • All awards are presented at our Trees Florida annual conference. You do not have to be present to receive the award, but we prefer it.
  • Nominate yourself or a colleague.
  • Applications received prior to May 15 of each year will be considered for award that year. Applications received after May 15 will be considered the following year.
  • All applications will be reviewed by the Awards Committee (or past president) and the winners will be notified by email and phone by June 3.

Past Award Winners

YEAR EDWARD W. BOK AWARD PRESIDENT’S  AWARD OF MERIT EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD OF DISTINCTION THE LOREN WESTENBERGER AWARD
2016
Not Awarded
Kim Pearson
Wade Collum
Julie Iooss
Doug LaFortune
2015 Not Awarded Rick Joyce Alan Mayberry Santiago Roman Adam Jackson
2014 Norm Easey Lori Ballard Bob Brennan David Reilly Apollo O'Neil
2013 Bruce Smith Joe Samnik Dr. Jason Smith Mike Zimmerman Kathy Beck
2012 Richard Bailey Rick Joyce Phillip Marks, M.D. Not Awarded Mary Edwards
2011 Not Awarded        
2010 Mike Robinson      
2009 Loren Westenberger        
2008 C. Way Hoyt        
2007 Jim Marshall, Sr.        
2006 Dr. Ed Gilman        
2005 Selmer Uhr        
2004 Joe Samnik        
2003 Jeffrey L. Siegel        
2002 Dr. Mary Duryea        
2001 Carl Higgins        
2000 James B. Harrell        
1999 ?        
1998 Jack Siebenthaler        
1997 Willard Grubb