Merrill marks 29th year as a Tree City USA
On Friday, May 22, the City of Merrill was recognized for achieving Tree City USA status. This is the 29th year the City of Merrill has achieved this honor.
Regional Urban Forestry Coordinator, Don Kissinger from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources commended the City of Merrill and mentioned that Merrill is one of the longer standing Tree City USA’s in the State of Wisconsin. Kissinger noted Merrill’s well managed forestry program and philosophy has helped put Merrill in a good place to manage current trees and position itself for the future.
Merrill Parks & Recreation Department planted a Japanese Tree Lilac, Snowdrift Crab, and Red Splendor Flowering Crab along the River Bend Trail on Friday. The trees were made possible by a donation from the American Transmission Company. American Transmission Company provided the City of Merrill with a grant for Arbor Day Trees, as well as a grant for additional trees to be planted throughout the community.