Ed Casey (left), 2018 President’s Award recipient

The Massachusetts Tree Wardens’ and Foresters’ Association strives to recognize its members professional commitment and dedication. The President’s Award is given by the current President to recognize an individual who has given exemplary service to the Association or industry or who has been a personal or professional mentor to the President.


2020 Kent Warren, Town of Wellesley (retired)
2018 Edward P. Casey, City of Springfield
2017 David Hawkins, Town of Pelham and Urban Forestry Solutions
2015 Rick Harper, UMass, Extension Asst. Prof. of Urban & Community Forestry
2014 Melissa LeVangie, USDA APHIS
2013 Eric Seaborn, Massachusetts DCR State Coordinator
2012 Bob Childs, UMass Entomologist
Dan Gillman, UMass Pathologist
2010 Karen Doherty, Executive Director MTWFA
2008 Peter Buttkus, Tree Warden, Duxbury
2007 Thomas Brady, Tree Warden, Brookline
2006 Leo Dube, Cleaves, Inc.
2005 Al Dodge, Wenham, MA