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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Tree commission awards

Tree commission awards

The Wilmington Tree Commission presented their annual awards at the Apr. 2 City Council meeting. 

2013 Award Winners

  • Karen Tobiassen, ISA Certified Arborist, UNC Wilmington Landscape Services
  • Sara and Lyle Strassle, Owners, 311 South Front Street   
  • Mayor Saffo and City Council, City of Wilmington
    • Michael Kozlosky, Executive Director, Wilmington MPO 
    • Jeff Moore, P.E. Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
    • Jan Warren, President, Cape Fear Garden Club
  • Mark Maynard, Tribute Properties, South Front Apartments
  • Stan White, Coordinator, Grounds Maintenance, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
    • Stephen Snyder, Fitness Tree Services Inc.
  • Meredith and Lance Lewis, 708 Forest Hills Drive

 Watch the presentation


There are up to twelve categories of awards for properties located within Wilmington. The awards and criteria for nominations recognize tree preservation, outstanding landscapes, commitment to tree maintenance and reforestation. Categories include:

  • Pruning, maintenance and/or good tree health practices
  • Tree restoration
  • Tree preservation
  • Handling of unique location challenges
  • Use of native trees
  • Naturalized plantings
  • Design that compliments architecture or topography of site
  • Design/style appropriate to history and/or significance of the site
  • Functional design
  • City street trees
  • Home Owner's Association

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