AWARD OF MERIT

Nominations Sought for TCIA’s 2022 Award of Merit

TCIA’s Award of Merit is the highest honor paid by the Tree Care Industry Association to an individual or company that has positively impacted the field of arboriculture, regardless of membership in the Association.

The award may be bestowed on a living person, or an individual whose legacy has positively influenced the practice of arboriculture – past or present. The award is traditionally presented at the annual Winter Management Conference.

The deadline for nominations is September 27, 2022.

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TCIA’s 2021 Award of Merit was bestowed on Will Nutter

Past winners

  • 2020 Jon Hickey
  • 2019 Scott Prophett
  • 2018 Richard Goforth
  • 2017 Mark Garvin
  • 2016 Tom Tolkacz
  • 2015 Dennis Ryan
  • 2014 Dr. John Ball
  • 2013 Terrill Collier
  • 2012 Jeanne Houser
  • 2011 Jerry Morey
  • 2010 Greg Daniels
  • 2009 Dan Christie
  • 2008 Tim Johnson
  • 2007 Mark Tobin
  • 2006 Peter Gerstenberger
  • 2005 Robert A. Bartlett Jr
  • 2004 Lauren Lanphear
  • 2003 Gary R. Mullane and Robert Mullane
  • 2002 Donald F. Blair
  • 2001 Pat Felix and John Britton
  • 2000 The Stockbridge School of Agriculture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • 1999 F. David Dickson* and Paul P. McFarland
  • 1998 Robert A. Bartlett, Sr.
  • 1997 Robert Felix
  • 1996 John R. Hendricksen
  • 1995 Asplundh Tree Expert Co.
  • 1994 P. P. Pirone and Paul Wolfe II
  • 1993 Dr. Alex Shigo
  • 1992 and Dr. Richard Harris
  • 1991 and George Tyler
  • 1990 and Walter E. Money
  • 1988 Hyland R. Johns
  • 1987 Erik H. Haupt
  • 1986 Richard G. Alvarez
  • 1985 The Davey Tree Expert Company
  • 1983 Professor Gordon King
  • 1982 The F. A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company
  • 1981 Earl J. Sinnamon
  • 1979 H. M. Van Wormer and Dr. L. C. Chadwick
  • 1978 Dr. Paul E. Tilford and Ross Farrens and Edwin E. Irish
  • 1980 John Z. Duling and Freeman L. Parr
  • 1984 Ray Gustin, Jr. and William P. Lanphear