As Urban and Community Forestry Coordinator, Paul helped many organizations implement significant projects, including greenways, landscape designs, streetscapes, parks, and open spaces. He was a past president of the Mid- Atlantic Chapter of International Society of Arboriculture and received that organization’s True Professional Award in 2015. Paul also served for several years on the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, and helped with the initial funding of the Clinch River Valley Initiative. He received numerous awards and recognition from organizations across Virginia, including the Keep Virginia Beautiful Award, the Southern Group of State Foresters Urban Forestry Award, the National Association of State Foresters Urban Forestry Award, the International Society of Arboriculture True Professional of Arboriculture Award, the VNRLI Gerald P. McCarthy Award for Leadership in Environmental Conflict Resolution, and the Clinch River Valley Initiative Partner of the Year Award. Each award is a testament to Paul’s hard work, dedication, commitment, innovation, creativity, public service, and good humor in the face of daunting challenges.
Paul was a founding member and supporter of the Urban Forest Strike Team initiative that emphasizes the roles of professional arborists and urban foresters in disaster recovery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Paul Revell Legacy Scholarship Fund http://www.arch.virginia.edu/paul-revel-scholarship-fund at the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute (VNRLI) http://vnrli.ien.virginia.edu/.
Contributions can also be made to Trees Virginia, 900 Natural Resources Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903 or at http://www.treesvirginia.org/.
Source: B. White and obituary.