About this Award

The Tree Canada Award of Distinction recognizes excellence in leadership and significant contributions in Canadian urban forestry over a minimum of fifteen years.

Nominees for this award have considerably influenced and/or changed the direction of urban forestry through their work, insights, and contributions. They have made a substantial and positive impact in the field of urban forestry, and on how we think about and practice urban forestry.

These outstanding contributions can be made locally, regionally, provincially, and nationally. Examples of contributions may include research, operational activities, educational activities, organizational accomplishments, community services and artistic contributions.

Nominations for the Award of Distinction are now closed. All applicants will be notified by email before the end of June. Winners will be announced publicly at the Canadian Urban Forest Conference in October.