February 12, 2020
Haddock receives Author's Award of Excellence
Mike Haddock, associate dean at K-State Libraries, recently received the Author's Award of Excellence from the Midwestern Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture for his book, "Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines in Kansas."
The Midwestern Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture consists of 850 professionals from the states of Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, North Dakota and Oklahoma.
The book identifies 166 species of woody plants found in the wild in Kansas. It includes county-level distribution maps that show where species have been documented and nearly 1,000 color photographs that highlight morphological features such as habit, bark, leaves, flowers and fruit.
"I was particularly honored to have my work recognized by an organization dedicated to the cultivation, management and study of trees, shrubs and other woody plants," Haddock said. "On a personal level, it is also gratifying to know that all three of my books have been recognized by significant awards."
Haddock authored "Wildflowers and Grasses of Kansas: A Field Guide" and co-authored "Kansas Wildflowers and Weeds." He is a previous recipient of the Jan Garton Prairie Heritage Book Award.