By Chris Jones
Not many 47-year-old men can say they have received an award honoring their life’s work.
On Tuesday, Stevens Point City Forester Todd Ernster made a trip to Green Bay where the Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council presented him with a lifetime achievement award for all of the work he has done in Stevens Point during the past 25 years.
Throughout his time working for the city, Ernster also has reached out to UWSP and students who are interested in forestry. Associate professor of urban forestry Richard Hauer, who graduated with Ernster in 1988, said many of Hauer’s students were able to get internships and experience in the field thanks to Ernster.