This annual award is presented during our August Seminar Day. It is in memory of the late Robert Bichowsky, a long time consulting arborist, an active past member and President of our professional tree care association.
"Outstanding knowledge of arboriculture, unflagging perseverance and selfless dedication to our industry"
2021 Recipients - Jack & Suzanne Maloney
This award is given annually to an individual who has shown, through their body of work, outstanding knowledge of arboriculture, unflagging perseverance, and selfless dedication to our industry. How do we recognize a potential candidate for this award? We consider many candidates and their long-term connections and history of commitment and dedication to trees, our industry, our organization, and our community. We also acknowledge their long-term involvement with the PTCA and PTCA events. Many of our early members provided valuable service with events like this one today. And their involvement was part of a real team effort.
This year, for the first time ever, we have co-awardees. These two individuals:
In recognition of their long-term contributions and consistent commitment to the PTCA and the San Diego Arboricultural Community, the PTCA presents Jack and Suzanne Maloney with this year’s Bob Bichowski Memorial Service Award!
Congratulations, Jack and Suzanne!
2010 - Robert Walton
2011 - Alden Pedersen
2012 - Dave Shaw
2013 - Dan Simpson
2014 - Rich Magargal
2015 - Bob Squibb
2016 - Ron Matranga
2017 - Harvey Pedersen
2018 - Pete Ryken
2019 - Steve Hooker
2020 - Stan Baczynski
2021 - Jack & Suzanne Maloney
DECEMBER, 2019 - PTCA Receives SDUFC Urban Forestry Education Award
The annual San Diego Regional Urban Forest Council's awards and holiday celebration was held on Monday, December 9, at the Emiliano’s Mexican Restaurant on Mission Gorge Road. The Council recognized local professionals and community members for their local contributions to urban forestry.
Among the awardees, the PTCA was recognized with the award for Best Urban Forestry Educational Project. Nominated by Mike Palat (West Coast Arborists), the PTCA was honored for its annual Seminar and Field Day, an event that is regularly attended by more than 300 crew workers and managers.
From SDRUFC, "PTCA was organized in 1985 to improve the region’s quality of life and make urban forests safer through education and proper tree care. PTCA has 80 active members, and is to be commended for educating local tree care professionals in the latest arboriculture research and information at monthly meetings and the annual seminar."
Dan Simpson accepted the award on behalf of the PTCA.