Lower City Park Tree Project
As an important part of our organizational mission over the past 80-plus years the Garden Club embraces community beautification. In 2001 the Club sponsored the formation of a Hermann Tree Commission, to protect and maintain appropriate existing trees and to replace trees or recommend new ones where indicated.
In recognition of the Tree Commission’s efforts, in 2004 Hermann was awarded a Tree City USA designation.
In 2018 the Missouri Conservation Department alerted the Commission to the availability of a grant-funded consultation with landscape architect Tim Frevert, under the auspices of the Conservation Department. The Commission applied and obtained the grant.
The tree map generated for the Lower City Park contains 80 trees of varieties acclimated to flood plain conditions. They offer aesthetic value, as well as support for wildlife. Trees are supplied and planted by Pea Ridge Tree Farm, which has generously offered a price that is below market value. The optimum size is 2” in diameter at planting.
In support of the tree planting project, the Garden Club organized a campaign to offer residents the opportunity to sponsor a memorial tree, and also obtained a grant from the Community Fund of the Hermann Area.