About this Award

The Tree Canada Public Education Award recognizes excellence in furthering the understanding of urban forestry issues and/or encouraging best practices in the urban forestry sector.

This award is open to individuals, the media or organizations.

How to Apply

Eligibility & Conditions

  • Applications are currently closed for this award.
  • Eligible contributions are those that have occurred in or have impacted Canada locally, regionally, provincially or nationally.
  • Applications can be made either by the (i) named applicant themselves or (ii) submitted on behalf of a named applicant by a nominator (such as a person in a senior position within their organization, Professor or person of recognised standing).
  • For the purpose of this award, urban forestry is considered as including trees, woodlands, forests, natural green space and green infrastructure in an urban or peri-urban setting.
  • All applications are treated as confidential by the Review Committee.
  • Applications are accepted in English or French.

Evalutation is based on candidates that:

  • Raise awareness of urban forestry issues among the general public or a targeted audience
  • Encourages the adoption of best practices in urban forestry
  • Creativity/originality
  • Technical quality
  • Success in fostering partnerships