SALEM — In celebration of Arbor Day, the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Urban and Community Assistance Program (ODF) and Oregon Community Trees (OCT) board are seeking nominees from Oregon for the 2018 Urban and Community Forestry Awards.

The awards recognize two nomination categories, individuals and organizations, for promoting tree planting and quality tree care, engaging citizens, raising awareness and knowledge about urban trees and forests, and protecting Oregon’s urban forests.

All award nominations must include: the name and contact information of the person nominating, and the individual or organization being nominated; and a 250-words or less description of the accomplishments and reason for the nomination.

Nominations must be received by Feb. 15, and may be submitted at

For information about OCT, go to

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