Associate Professor Susan Day received the 2017 L.C. Chadwick Award of Arboricultural Research from the International Society of Arboriculture, which supports tree care research and education around the world and offers the only internationally recognized certification program in the industry.

Day’s research focuses on finding practical information to improve tree health and canopy cover in urban environments. “Dr. Day’s research helps urban forest managers, communities, and the public have a better understanding about trees,” said Michelle Mitchell, board president of the International Society of Arboriculture.

Day has recently published several materials on Soil Profile Rebuilding, a technique for rehabilitating soils degraded by land development. She also helped develop the soil credits for the Sustainable Sites Initiative ® , a system for rating the sustainable design, construction, and maintenance of built landscapes.

The L.C. Chadwick Award is named in honor of a horticulture researcher and professor who helped organize the International Shade Tree Conference, which later became the International Society of Arboriculture. “We all benefit from L.C. Chadwick’s legacy today,” Day said. “I applaud his ability to think big and imagine a future that builds upon past achievements in arboriculture.”

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