The Hermann Garden Club is partnering with the city’s Tree Commission on a project to plant 83 trees in the lower City Park.
The plan was developed by landscape architect Larry Frevert under a grant awarded to the Commission by the Missouri Conservation Department.
Tree Commission President Stan Stevens reports that the trees are all especially acclimated to the flood plain, as well as providing aesthetic value and support for wildlife. There are thirteen varieties of trees in the plan, including Tulip Poplar, Maple, Sugarberry, Bald Cypress, Honey Locust, Planetree, Blackgum and various types of Oaks.
Pea Ridge Tree Farm will supply the trees and plant them. Planting will begin this spring, and will continue in the fall.
In 2001 the Garden Club fostered the formation of the Hermann Tree Commission. Through the efforts of the Commission, Hermann was awarded the status of Tree City USA in 2004.
“That designation is an important contribution to keeping Hermann at the top of the list for ‘Prettiest Town in Missouri,’” said Garden Club President Linda Stevens.
During its 81 years of activity the Garden Club has planted and maintained many town gardens, including the current Hermannplatz entry garden and the garden at the train station. Continuing its mission of community beautification, the Club is sponsoring 15 trees in the park.
Individuals, businesses and organizations are encouraged to sponsor a tree or trees. The cost is $375 per tree, which includes a donor plaque bearing custom wording. The trees are ideal as special gifts, memorials, or commemorations of a beautiful and permanent nature.
Order forms for trees are available at City Hall.
The Hermann Garden Club Fund is a member of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. Donations to the organization are tax deductible.