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NASF recognizes work of Kansas Community ForesterTim McDonnel

The National Association of State Foresters honored several individuals at its annual meeting today for their extraordinary contributions to state and private forestry. Among those honored was Tim McDonnell, the community forestry section leader and community forester for the Southeast and Southcentral districts for the Kansas Forest Service.

“Each of this year’s honorees contributed to the forestry community in exceptional ways, above and beyond the call of duty,” said Joe Fox, Arkansas state forester and NASF Awards Committee chair.

The NASF Awards Committee reviews dozens of worthy nominations for the association's lifetime and current achievement awards annually.

“The NASF recognition is very competitive,” said Bob Atchison, rural forestry program Coordinator for KFS. “I am glad to see Tim recognized for his hard work.”

McDonnell’s primary responsibilities are assisting communities with the management of their urban canopy, and he offers support for the nursery and arborist industry statewide. Tim is stationed at the John C. Pair Horticulture Center, which is both a regional and national horticulture research facility.

Tim has been involved in the Horticulture Industry for over 30 years with experience in Arboriculture, Landscape Design and Installation, Garden Center Operations and Nursery Production. He is both a Kansas Certified Nurserymen and Arborist. He has served as President of the Kansas Nursery and Landscape Association. Tim is an Ex-Officio Board Member for both the Kansas Arborist Association and the Kansas Nursery and Landscape Association. He also is an ISA Certified Arborist and is currently serving as the Midwest ISA Vice President.