UVM Extension : University of Vermont:
The 2010 Tree Steward Award winners recently were recognized by the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program (VT UCF) at a special recognition ceremony in Montpelier.
Gov. Jim Douglas presented the awards Dec. 8 at the ceremony in the Cedar Creek Room of the Vermont Statehouse. Recipients were selected through a nomination process by VT UCF's Advisory Council, a 20-member advisory group for the program, which is a partnership between University of Vermont (UVM) Extension and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation.
The program promotes good stewardship of forests and helps individuals, organizations, and communities develop plans for planting and caring for community trees. These annual awards honor people, communities, and volunteer groups that demonstrate a strong commitment to planting, caring for, and protecting Vermont's trees, whether community plantings or established forests.