AWARD OF MERIT

The Award of Merit is the highest honor TCIA can bestow upon one of its members. Nominations are solicited from the membership and a final honoree is selected by the Awards Committee. The committee is comprised of the three most recent past chairs of the Board of Directors. The committee’s recommendation is then reviewed by the Board. As you can see, there is a fairly rigorous process for selecting the recipient of this distinguished award.

Enter Nominations for 2021 Award of Merit Here

TCIA’s 2020 Award of Merit was bestowed on Jon Hickey

Past winners

  • 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