Nine Industry Leaders Chosen by the International Society of Arboriculture as 2017 “Awards of Distinction” Recipients

This year’s award winners showcase the international community of arboriculture and ISA,” said Michelle Mitchell, ISA board president. “These men and women dedicate their lives to expanding the network of arboriculture around the world.

The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), an international leader in research, education, and the promotion of professional arboriculture, recognized nine recipients for the 2017 Awards of Distinction, sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts.

The Awards of Distinction were presented Sunday, July 30, during the opening ceremony of the ISA’s 93rd Annual International Conference and Trade Show, held in Washington, D.C. The 2017 winners include:


  • Rex Bastian — Award of Merit (Wheeling, Illinois, United States)
  • Zhu Ning — Alex. L. Shigo Award for Excellence in Arboricultural Education (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States)
  • Star Huang — Sharon J. Lilly Award of Achievement (Taichung, Taiwan)
  • Jon Hickey, Sr. — Honorary Life Membership (North Massapequa, New York, United States)
  • Andrew Koeser — R.W. Harris Author’s Citation (Wimauma, Florida, United States)
  • Susan Day— L.C. Chadwick Award for Arboricultural Research (Blacksburg, Virginia, United States)
  • de Gourét Litchfield — Millard F. Blair Exceptional Contribution to Practical Arboriculture Award (Ballingslöv, Sweden)
  • Anders Nielsen — Early-Career Scientist Award (Silkeborg, Denmark)
  • Bamidele Folorunsho Oni — Honorary ISA Membership (Abeokuta, Nigeria)

“This year’s award winners showcase the international community of arboriculture and ISA,” said Michelle Mitchell, ISA board president. “These men and women dedicate their lives to expanding the global network of arboriculture and…

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