People and landscapes that best exemplify outstanding accomplishments in tree planting, care and stewardship, as well as the overall importance of trees.

Lorax Award

Honoring an individual who, like The Lorax, "speaks for the trees" by championing environmental education and stewardship. 


Made in the Shade Film Crew

Phil D’Asaro, Bruce Handley, and Joni Ramirez spent more than two years and countless hours documenting the story of Sacramento’s urban forest. This film chronicles what it took to build this canopy and reminds us of the reasons why we continue to maintain this fabulous resource. After many visits to historical archives, around-town interviews, edits upon edits, and research, this team brought forth an educational film for the masses that is sure to become a legacy. We are proud to bestow them with the 2018 Lorax Award.