City Trees

March/April 2013

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Arbor Day Snapshot: Lake Saint Louis, Missouri Story and photos by Lorri B. Grueber, Arborist/Horticulturist for the City of Lake Saint Louis, Missouri A s the Arborist/Horticulturist for the City of Lake Saint Louis (a bedroom community of ~15,000), I wear several different hats; one of which is working with the Tree Board to put together an engaging Arbor Day celebration. We've had two-man saw competitions, live performances, and esteemed speakers from Davey Tree, Missouri Botanical Gardens, and the Missouri Department of Conservation. Typically, Smokey Bear is in attendance along with Limby (a 24inch/61 cm-DBH white oak), grade school choirs, and all the local politicians. In 2009 we received the Midwest ISA Gold Leaf Award for our Arbor Day program, and we've been nominated for the Arbor Day Foundation's Arbor Day Award three times. The most memorable celebration for me was in 2009 More tree planting in Lake Saint Louis, Missouri. Volunteer tree planter Ron, a Veteran, is dedicated to trees. 26 Two Super Tree Planters after a hard day's work. City Trees

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