Kim Coder, a professor in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, received the Award of Merit from the International Society of Arboriculture for his service and commitment to community forestry.
The Award of Merit is the highest global award the organization confers to arborists and urban foresters.
An internationally renowned tree health expert, Coder has been with the Warnell School since 1985. He has had a long career focusing on tree health and biology, community forestry, arboriculture, urban forest ecology and cultural and psychological connection to trees. He has been honored numerous times in the past three decades, receiving state, national and international recognition for his career-long dedication to the field of arboriculture.