Vine & Branch Inc. of Carmel Indiana recently awarded the 2014 Excellence in Urban Forestry Award to Amanda Wenger from Shipshewana recently.
This award is given annually to the Purdue Forestry and Natural Resource student who expresses their ability to apply classroom theory to real world situations.
This year the award was judged based on the ability of the student to write a tree preservation plan, complete with an appraisal of value, for trees on a construction site.
The award includes a cash prize given to the winner and the winner’s name is attached to a permanent award plaque that hangs in the Purdue Forestry Department building.
Vine & Branch is an award-winning firm specializing in tree preservation, tree care, plant health care and consulting arborist services. They have been successfully providing these services for more than 35 years to a diverse clientele, including commercial and industrial facilities, property developers, architectural and engineering firms, government agencies, universities, golf courses and high-end residential clients.