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 2013 Award Recipients:
Arnold Soforenko Awards:
Friends of George for working together to save and memorialize the iconic coast live oak, George, at 816 Cowper Street in Palo Alto and replanting the site with a valley oak.
Carol Kiparsky, Casey Leedom, Beth Bunnenberg, Urban Cummings, Michael Meyer (Michael Meyer Fine Wood Working), the Eng Family, Connie Jo Cotton, Elisabeth Rubinfien, Angela Leung, Catherine Cohen, Tina Keegan, Mike Sartor (City of Palo Alto), Peter Jensen (City of Palo Alto), and Joe Rapanut and tree crew (City of Palo Alto)
265 Lytton Avenue Project for preserving the mature signature coast live oak during the commercial redevelopment of 265 Lytton Street in Palo Alto.
Michael King (King Asset Management), Charles King (King Asset Management), Michael Young (Urban Tree Management, Inc.), Dawn Jekins (DES Architects + Engineers, Inc.), Naomi Nishimoto (DES Architects + Engineers, Inc.), Brad Wentz (Wentz Group); John Vlay (Jensen Landscape and Construction Company), Dave Doctor (City of Palo Alto), and Russ Reich (City of Palo Alto)
Scott Wells for planning, organizing, and carrying out the 2012 Young Tree Care Survey.
Bronwyn Alexander for exceptional work as the young tree steward at Belle Haven Elementary School.
Young Forester Awards:
Reed Garber for exceptional work as a Canopy summer intern.
Russell Langston for exceptional work as a Canopy summer intern.
Julien Lévy for spearheading the "Reforest San Bruno" campaign and organizing a large-scale community planting in the neighborhood ravaged by the 2010 gas line explosion.