Dr. Bruce Bragdon, D.M.D.
Dr. Bragdon has been involved with Durham, NH's trees for the past 30
years. He has promoted Durham's Tree City USA application since 1978,
and developed Durham's first landscape ordinance and currently serves
on many and various town boards.
Bill Baron, District Urban and Community Forester, State of VT, Dept.
of Forests, Parks and Recreation.
Mr. Baron has been coordinating Arbor Day programs for almost a
decade. In 2005 he organized and presented Arbor Day programs for 52
schools and 269 classes!
What is a Gold Leaf Award?
The ISA Gold Leaf Award is designed to recognize an individual, organization, or
community in the New England Chapter for outstanding Arbor Day programs or community
landscape beautification projects. This is an opportunity for the NEC-ISA to recognize
projects that have had an impact on a community or region with an international award.
Projects should show an impact over several years. Nominations for the award can be
made in either of the following two categories.
Outstanding Arbor Day Activities - An award to recognize individuals, organizations, or
municipalities that have promoted Arbor Day through special projects, ceremonies, news
articles or observations with an Arbor Day theme.
Outstanding Landscape Beautification Activities - An award to recognize individuals,
organizations, or municipalities that have made significant contributions through tree
planting and landscaping which enhances environmental protection, conservation,
beautification, air purification, or wildlife protection. Could also be for non-planting
landscape activities that have had a positive impact in promoting tree care and tree
Know of someone in your community? Use the form below or
Click here to download a nomination form! (Adobe PDF)
George Crombie, Town of Plymouth, MA
Outstanding Landscape Beautification Activities in conjunction with his
leadership in promoting TREE CITY USA award winning communities
Town of Oxford, NH - Outstanding Arbor Day Activities
Richard and Joy Nalevanko
Scott Wheeler, City Arborist, Newport, RI
Town of Manchester, VT - Bear Scovil & Ryan Scovil
Black Rock School & Garden Club, Bridgeport, CT - Bob Bociek
|2007 - Outstanding Arbor Day Celebrations
Tom Hoerth - City of Bath, ME
|2009 - Outstanding Landscape Beautification Activities
|2010 - Outstanding Arbor Day Activities
|2013 - Outstanding Landscape Beautification Activities
Providence Neighborhood Planting Program
- Gary Fish, Director of Maine Board of Pesticide Control
“Portland and Brunswick Maine Yardscaping Project
|2011 - Outstanding Arbor Day Activities
- Steve Heywood, Bartlett Tree Experts
Multiple & on-going community events in Osterville, MA
|New England Chapter
International Society of Arboriculture
|NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER
P.O. Box 435
Norwell, MA 02061
|2011 - Outstanding Landscape Beautification Activities
|2014 - Outstanding Arbor Day Activities
Vermont Urban Forestry Council
|2015 - Dr. David Bloniarz, Regreen Springfield, MA
This year’s Gold Leaf Award recipient is Dr. David Bloniarz of ReGreen
Springfield. ReGreen Springfield is a nonprofit organization in Springfield,
MA, dedicated to improving growing conditions for trees, engaging new
allies in tree care, monitoring the urban forest, and educating and
engaging the public through citizen science and other activities.
|2016 - Saluting Branches, Accepted by Rich Cartier
This year’s Gold Leaf Award recipient went to the Saluting Branches
organization. Saluting Branches: Arborists United for Veteran
Remembrance is an opportunity for tree care professionals throughout
the country to unite and do what we do best – provide exceptional tree
care – to keep our veterans cemeteries safe, beautiful places for all those