Canopy Tree Awards

Canopy Tree Awards

Every year, Canopy acknowledges selected community members through its Arnold Sofrenko Awards that recognize significant contributions to our local urban forest, Out-on-a-Limb Awards for outstanding urban forestry volunteer efforts and Young Forester Awards given to young persons who exemplify Canopy’s values of stewardship education and service.

  

January 2014 Award Recipients:

Arnold Soforenko Awards:

Barrie D. Coate, for exemplary commitment to the community and a lifetime of service to the local urban forest.

The Hewlett Packard Historic Oak Tree Preservation Team, for preserving a historic oak tree at the entrance of Hewlett Packard World Headquarters and Executive Briefing Center and making the tree a centerpiece of the redesigned building.
Team members: Alexa Lallos, Bruce Benton, Karen Olivero, Steve Shokrai and Sam Gelpi of Hewlett Packard; Chuck Albright, Gervais Tompkin, Kevin Schaeffer, Hao Ko, Corinda Wong, Elinor Kumpf and Mark Fairman of Gensler; Jeff Peterson and Amy Dunning of Wilsey Ham; Aditya Advani, Billy Rhyne, Barbara Lundburg, James Ingels and Masahiro Inoue of Royston Hanamoto Alley & Abey; Barrie Coate and Michael Bench of Barrie D. Coate & Associates; Jon Foad, Casey Wend, Mark Whiley, John Abrams and David Radovich of Rudloph and Sletten.

Out-on-a-Limb Awards:

Cristy Osborne, for years of selfless service and infectious cheerfulness at Canopy plantings and tree care events.  

Miguel Berumen Sr., For outstanding service and inspiration as a Canopy tree care volunteer.

Young Forester Awards:

Jesus Lopez, for two years of outstanding work as a Canopy Youth Staff member.
 

Javier Vazquez, for two years of outstanding work as a Canopy Youth Staff member.
 

Miguel Berumen Jr., for outstanding work as a volunteer and Youth Staff member.
 

Jorge Rodriquez, for outstanding work as a volunteer and Youth Staff member.
 

Rory Harriss, for exceptional work as a Planting Leader.

Chair's Award:

Girvin Peters, for exceptional support of Canopy's Tree Planting efforts at several Heathy Trees, Healthy Kids! Plantings.