Magazine article American Forests

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Saluting: Tree lover and Pulitzer-prize winning poet W.S. Merwin, who won the 2005 National Book Award for Poetry for Migration: New and Selected Poems. Merwin was profiled as an Earthkeeper in the Winter 2005 issue of American Forests for his work in preserving rare palms at his home in Hawaii.

The state of Maryland, which this year is celebrating its 100th year of forest conservation. AMERICAN FORESTS' National Register of Big Trees, begun in 1940 and featured in this issue, originally was styled on Maryland's "noted tree list," first compiled in 1925.

AMERICAN FORESTS for receiving an award of excellence for tree stewardship from the city of Salisbury, North Carolina's Tree Board for our CITYgreen Tree Canopy Project.

Honoring: Charles Burditt, president of Burditt Consultants, the 2005 winner of the prestigious Laurence C. Walker Distinguished Service to Forestry Award. The award goes to foresters who have made an outstanding contribution to forestry in Texas and to the Society of American Foresters.

George Frame, of Bristol, New Hampshire, a member of that state's Tree Farm Committee, recipient of the American Tree Farm System's 2006 National Field Leadership Award. The tree farm program is run by the American Forest Foundation, which cited Frame for his "unwaning enthusiasm, his ability to motivate volunteers, and his commitment to New Hampshire's forest owners. …

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