Awards and Firsts

We are proud of the recognition and awards that we have received, as well as the methods and programs we have pioneered. Most importantly, we know that these honors are a reflection of the people, organizations, municipalities and, yes, the thousands of trees we have served and protected.

Firsts

  • The first tree care company in Georgia to achieve TCIA (Tree Care Industry Association) accreditation
  • The first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited arborist in the state of Georgia
  • The first SITES Accredited Arborist in the Country
  • The first and sole ASCA (American Society of Consulting Arborists) registered consulting arborist (RCA) in the state of Georgia
  • The first fleet of hybrid company cars in the state of Georgia
  • One of the few tree care companies in the nation with an in-house registered landscape architect
  • The first tree care company in the Southeast to introduce mycorrihizae and biostimulant soil therapy, in 1995
  • The first tree company to implement organic soil amendments such as sea kelp in 1986

Awards

  • 2015 TCIA (Tree Care Industry Association) Outstanding Company Contribution Safety Award
  • 2015 Home Reports Best Pick for Tree Care Services
  • 2014 Home Reports Best Pick for Tree Care Services
  • 2013 TCIA (Tree Care Industry Association) Professional Communication Award
  • 2013 UAC (Georgia Urban Agriculture Council) Professional Landscape Award of Distinction
  • 2013 IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management) North Carolina Chapter Gold Industry Partner of the Year
  • 2013 Home Reports Best Pick for Tree Care Services
  • 2013 GUFC (Georgia Urban Forest Council) Outstanding Urban Arboriculture Award
  • 2013 TCIA (Tree Care Industry Association) awarded Arborguard’s Charlotte office its 3-Year Industry Accreditation
  • 2012 TCIA (Tree Care Industry Association) Professional Communications Award – Airtech video – for communication that makes a significant contribution to the professionalism of the tree care industry
  • 2012 Home Reports Best Pick for Tree Care Services
  • 2011 UAC (Georgia Urban Agriculture Council) Award of Distinction for Green Innovations for innovative tree preservation at Tanyard Creek Beltline Trail
  • 2011 Home Reports Best Pick for Tree Care Services
  • 2010 MALTA (Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association) Safety First and Vehicle Safety Awards – for excellence in safety and loss prevention programs through management commitment, employee involvement, and program innovation.
  • 2010 MALTA (Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association) Grand Award for Green Innovations – Atlanta Botanical Garden – for innovative tree preservation at the Canopy Walk site
  • 2010 GUFC (Georgia Urban Forestry Council) Outstanding Urban Arboriculture Grand Award – Atlanta Botanical Garden – for tree preservation at the Canopy Walk site
  • 2010 Park Pride Inspiration Award – for extraordinary commitment to the preservation and improvement of public parks and green spaces
  • 2010 Kim Coder Award – in recognition of outstanding efforts to promote continuing education and professionalism in the field of Arboriculture
  • 2010 Best in Business Award – City of Avondale Estates, Georgia
  • 2010 Home Reports Best Pick for Tree Care Services
  • 2009 MALTA (Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association) Green Innovations Award – Atlanta Botanical Garden – Southern Seasons Garden
  • 2009 GUFC (Georgia Urban Forestry Council) Outstanding Urban Arboriculture Grand Award – Atlanta Botanical Garden – Southern Seasons Garden
  • 2009 Home Reports Best Pick for Tree Care Services
  • 2008 CAI (Community Associations Institute) (Georgia Chapter) Going Green Award – for Green Program implementation
  • 2008 Home Reports Best Pick for Tree Care Services
  • 2007 Home Reports Best Pick for Tree Care Services
  • 2006 Home Reports Best Pick for Tree Care Services
  • 2005 Home Reports Best Pick for Tree Care Services
  • 2004 Home Reports Best Pick for Tree Care Services
  • 2003 Communicator Award of Distinction – for creative excellence in professional communication
  • 2003 Home Reports Best Pick for Tree Care Services
  • 2002 Home Reports Best Pick for Tree Care Services
  • 2001 Freeman L. Parr Award – for outstanding communication achievements in the field of Arboriculture
  • 2001 Home Reports Best Pick for Tree Care Services
  • 2000 Home Reports Best Pick for Tree Care Services
  • 1999 Freeman L. Parr Award – for outstanding communication achievements in the field of Arboriculture
  • 1999 MALTA (Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association) WCP Safety Award – for outstanding safety performance and accident prevention
  • 1999 Best in Business Award – City of Avondale Estates, Georgia
  • 1999 Home Reports Best Pick for Tree Care Services
  • 1998 MALTA (Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association) Grand Environmental Award for innovative tree preservation
  • 1998 Arbor Day Partners “We Believe In Trees” Award – for outstanding contributions to Atlanta’s Urban Landscape
  • 1998 Home Reports Best Pick for Tree Care Services
  • 1997 MALTA (Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association) SIF Safety Award – for outstanding safety performance and accident prevention
  • 1996 Sanctuary Park Recognition Award – for excellence in tree preservation
  • 1995 MALTA (Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association) Environmental Award – for excellence in tree preservation at East Lake Golf Course
  • 1995 Olmstead Society of Atlanta Achievement Award – Freedom Park
  • 1994 MALTA (Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association) Grand Environmental Award – in recognition of contributions to improve the environment and continued beautification of Metropolitan Atlanta
  • 1993 Best in Business Award – City of Avondale Estates, Georgia
  • 1993 MALTA (Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association) Environmental Award of Distinction – for excellence in emergency response program
  • 1992 MALTA (Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association) Grand Environmental Award – for excellence in tree preservation
  • 1992 NAA (National Arborist Association) Safety Award of Merit
  • 1991 MALTA (Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association) Grand Environmental Award – for excellence in tree preservation at Post Pointe
  • 1991 NAA (National Arborist Association) Safety Award of Merit
  • 1989 NAA (National Arborist Association) Safety Award of Merit
  • 1989 NAA (National Arborist Association) Communication in Arboriculture Award
  • 1988 NAA (National Arborist Association) Safety Award of Merit

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