Arbor Day Foundation honors individuals and organizations for tree planting and conservation

The Arbor Day Foundation announced 14 individuals and organizations are recipients of a 2013 Arbor Day Award in honor of their outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship. Among this year's recipients are NASF members the Florida Forest Service (recipient of the Forest Lands Leadership Award) and and Texas A&M Forest Service as part of a public private partnership known as The Lost Pines Forest Recovery Campaign (recipient of the Excellence in Partnership Award).

Since 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized the inspiring and life-changing work of leading environmental stewards and tree planters through the annual Arbor Day Awards. Award winners from previous years include the late Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, the USDA Forest Service, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Mary Kay, Inc.