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Tree Commission awards

The Wilmington Tree Commission presented their annual awards at the Apr. 1 City Council meeting. 

2014 Award Winners

  • St James Parish
    • Dana Cook, Senior Warden
    • Hannah Brownlow, Junior Warden
    • Greg Connolly, ISA Certified Arborist, Connolly Tree Preservation
  • Piney Ridge Nature Preserve
    • Nina Johnston – City of Wilmington
    • Ryan O’Reilly – City of Wilmington
    • Jerry Bell – Volunteer
    • Dan Sheret – Volunteer
    • Camilla Herlevich and Diana Corbett – North Carolina Coastal Land Trust
    • Oleander Company
    • Julie Rehder – Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden
  • Live Oak Bank
    • Ford Williams – Live Oak Bank
    • John Nartowicz – Landscape Architectural Construction Consultants International
  • 107 S. 4th Street – Barbara Sullivan
  • 6309 Pintail Court – Marcia Doering
  • 7919 Masonboro Sound Road – Nina and Robbie Hill
  • UNCW – Karen Tobiassen UNCW Landscape Services
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Jonathan O’Donnell
  • Cape Fear Garden Club – Market Street Median
    • Gloria Degnan, President of Cape Fear Garden Club
    • Sherri Grimes, Civic Improvements Committee Chair
    • Gayle Ward, Disbursements Chair 2012
  • Airlie Gardens – Jennifer O’Keefe and youth volunteer, Quinn O’Keefe

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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

Learn more about the Wilmington Tree Commission 

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