Awards and Partners


2017 True Professionals of Arboriculture™ by the International Society of Arboriculture

"True Professionals are eager to share their knowledge with those around them,"says Michelle Mitchell, ISA board president. "They inspire public trust, and give freely of their time and resources to promote the importance of trees and proper tree care."

ISA has been recognizing "True Professionals of Arboriculture" since 2009 in an effort to increase public understanding of arboriculture and the professional skills of today’s arborists. Awarded to Scott Altenhoff, our Urban Forestry Management Analyst, the ISA True Professionals of Arboriculture recognition program allows ISA to spotlight a number of deserving arborists, their best practices, and the successes they have had in educating their communities, clients, colleagues, and employees.

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Urban & Community Forestry Awards

Oregon Community Trees (OCT) annually honors outstanding individuals for their leadership and accomplishments in advancing urban and community forestry projects and activities in the state of Oregon. The OCT awards recognize powerful examples of inspirational individuals engaging citizens, promoting tree planting and quality tree care, raising awareness and knowledge about Oregon’s trees and forests, and protecting Oregon’s urban and community forests to improve the quality of life in towns and cities around the state.

Oregon Community Trees (OCT) presented the City of Eugene with last year’s award in recognition of the city’s proactive approach to maintenance, commitment to tree health and good stewardship of Eugene’s urban and community forest. Mayor Kitty Piercy accepted the award, alongside Urban Forestry staff, in October 2016. The OCT award recognizes organizations engaging citizens, promoting tree planting and quality tree care, raising awareness about Oregon’s trees, and protecting Oregon’s urban forests to improve quality of life.


The urban forest is a collective resource and relies on a wide variety of partners to achieve our mission.