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 preservation.
Know of someone in your community? Use the form below or
Click here to download a nomination form! (Adobe PDF)
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
|NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER ISA (NEC-ISA)
P.O. Box 435, Norwell, MA 02061
|2009 - Outstanding Landscape Beautification Activities
|New England Chapter
International Society of Arboriculture
|2010 - Outstanding Arbor Day Activities
|2011 - Outstanding Landscape Beautification Activities
- Gary Fish, Director of Maine Board of Pesticide Control
“Portland and Brunswick Maine Yardscaping Project
|2011 - Outstanding Arbor Day Activities
- Steve Heywoo, Bartlett Tree Experts
Multiple & on-going community events in Osterville, MA