Awards & Recognition
NEC-ISA Award of Distinction - Dr. H. Dennis P. Ryan III Award
The Dr. H. Dennis P. Ryan III Award is the highest honor bestowed by the ISA New England Chapter. It is given in recognition of outstanding service in advancing the principles, ideals, and practices of arboriculture. The award is granted to a dedicated and active member of the Chapter who has made seminal contributions to arboriculture, either through work in the organization, research, education, field practice or promotion. The award is limited to no more than one individual in a single year. Nominations are due AUGUST 31st.
Dr. H. Dennis P. Ryan III Bio - Dr. H. Dennis P. Ryan III, Professor Emeritus, was the Coordinator of the Arboriculture/Urban Forestry Program at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst and served in academia as a faculty member for over 30 years. Dr. Ryan was the Executive Director of Forestry and Horticulture for the Parks Department of the City of New York and is a former Chair of the ANSI Z–133 Arboricultural Safety Committee. In addition to his academic and municipal leadership, Dr. Ryan worked as a commercial arborist for ten years and continues a longstanding tradition of arboricultural consulting in the area of tree and arboricultural-related accidents. In his retirement, Dr. Ryan continues to serve the industry.
|2021||Sara Sankowich||Julie Coop|
|2020||Heather Green||Joseph Elkinton|
|2019||Rick Harper||Melissa and Bruce Duffy|
|2018||Greg Lukos||Robert Allen|
|2017||Fred Perry||Richard Herfurth|
|2016||Brian Sullivan||Melissa LeVangie|
|2015||Bear LeVangie||Dr. H. Dennis Ryan III|
ISA 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? Please contact the New England Chapter ISA to nominate someone. Nominations are due by September 1st.
|2021||Eversource||Outstanding Landscape Beautification Activities||Stephen Driscoll|
|2020||Unitil||Outstanding Landscape Beautification Activities||Sara Sankowich|
|2020||Town of Hanover, NH & Dartmouth College||Outstanding Landscape Beautification Activities||John Sherman & Brian Beaty|
|2020||City of Nashua, NH||Outstanding Arbor Day Activities||Nick Caggiano|
|2019||Tree Northampton||Outstanding Landscape Beautification Activities||Sue Lofthouse|
|2019||Northampton Public Shade Tree Commission||Outstanding Landscape Beautification Activities||Lily Lombard|
|2019||City of Northampton||Outstanding Landscape Beautification Activities||Richard C. Parasiliti|
|2019||Massachusetts Arborists Association||Outstanding Arbor Day Activities||Natascha Batchelor|
|2018||Connecticut Tree Protective Association||Outstanding Landscape Beautification Activities||Bud Neal|
|2017||Worcester Tree Initiative||Outstanding Landscape Beautification Activities||Ruth Seward|
|2016||Saluting Branches||Outstanding Landscape Beautification Activities||Richard Cartier|
|2015||ReGreen Springfield||Outstanding Landscape Beautification Activities||David Bloniarz|
|2014||Vermont Urban Forestry Council||Outstanding Arbor Day Activities||Danielle Fitzko|
|2013||Portland & Brunswick Maine Yardscaping Project||Outstanding Landscape Beautification Activities||Gary Fish & Steve Heywood|
|2011||Bartlett Tree Experts||Outstanding Arbor Day Activities||Steve Heywood|
|2010||RI Tree Council||Outstanding Arbor Day Activities|
|2009||Roslindale Green and Clean||Outstanding Landscape Beautification Activities|
|2008||City of Bath Maine||Outstanding Landscape Beautification Activities||Tom Hoerth|
|2007||Town of Manchester Vermont||Outstanding Arbor Day Activities||Bear & Ryan Scovil|
|2007||Black Rock School & Garden Club||Outstanding Arbor Day Activities||Bob Boceik|
|2006||City of Newport Rhode Island||Outstanding Landscape Beautification Activities||Scott Wheeler|
|2005||City of Durham New Hampshire||Outstanding Landscape Beautification Activities||Dr. Bruce Bragdon|
|2005||Vermont Department of Parks and Recreation||Outstanding Arbor Day Activities||Bill Baron|
|2004||Town of Plymouth Massachusetts||Outstanding Landscape Beautification Activities||George Crombie|
|2004||Town of Oxford New Hampshire||Outstanding Arbor Day Activities||Richard and Joy Nalevanko|
New England Chapter President's Award
What is the President's Award?
The President's Award is an annual award bestowed by the current president to a person who has inspired them professionally or personally within their career.
|2021||Sara Sankowich||Anne-Maire Moran, John Parry|
|2019||Rick Haper||Natascha Batchelor, Dr. Forest Bowlick, Dave Hawkins, John Kinchla, Alan Snow, Dr. Dave Bloniarz, John Parry|
|2018||Greg Lukos||Julie Coop, Bruce Duffy, Heather Leff|
|2016||Brian Sullivan||Warren Spinner|
|2015||Bear LeVangie||Melissa LeVangie, Martha LeVangie|
|2014||Bill Conn||Richard Herfurth, Melissa LeVangie|
|2013||Tom Morra||Julie Coop, Heather Leff, Jen Kettell, Melissa LeVangie|
|2012||Christopher Rooney||Keri Rooney, Heather Leff|
|2011||Tom Hoerth||Mary Ellen Hoerth, Dennis Herbert, Jan Ames|
|2009||Melissa LeVangie||Julie Coop|
|2007||Pete Hoag||Mrs. Alex Shigo, Julie Coop|
|2006||Karen Doherty||Richard Herfurth|
|2005||Andrew Noonan||Melissa LeVangie|
|2004||Richard Herfurth||Dr. Alex Shigo, Oscar Stone, Byron Kirby, Gordon King|
|2003||Dean Charter||Andrew Noonan|
|2002||William C. Collins||Larry and Indy Collins|
|2001||David A. Goodson||Mark McClure|