Mark Hartley, the arborist commissioned by the community to do a peer review of the reports on risk and tree health in Laman Street, won their highest award, the Award of Merit.
Here’s what the ISA said about it:
Mark Hartley, an instructor and tree transplantation consultant for the Arborist Network from New South Wales, Australia, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Award of Merit.
The Award of Merit acknowledges Hartley’s service in advancing the principles, ideas, and practices of arboriculture.
“Mark remains focused on teaching and improving the study of arboriculture,” said ISA President Tim Gamma. “He continues to be engaged in a lifelong commitment to the industry.”
Hartley is responsible for organizing an effort to stop the lopping of trees in Australia. He’s also credited with setting the standard for pruning trees in his country, which later became an adopted practice in Australia.
“I am passionate about trees and education,” Hartley says. “ISA has a strong focus on arboriculture being scientifically grounded. This has been seen in information and research being applied in the field.”
Hartley is one of eight distinguished professionals who make up the circle of winners for ISA’s Awards of Distinction, sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts. Robert Bartlett Jr., Chairman and CEO of Bartlett Tree Experts explains, “The Awards of Distinction raise the bar, pushing us to continue to learn and grow. By recognizing those individuals who have a positive impact on arboriculture, ISA helps provide role models and learning opportunities for all of us.”
ISA has been honoring members and industry professionals with the Awards of Distinction since 1963. Nine categories recognize candidates in such areas as research, publishing, education, and advancing the cause of the organization. The winners are selected by a diverse group of experts in arboriculture. More than 20,000 members make up ISA’s organization worldwide.
We always knew how good his credentials are – how fantastic to see them recognise by this important organisation. Home