Pin oak captures title of Tree of the Month for May in Hannibal

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The May Tree of the Month is a pin oak that can be viewed at 601 Country Club Drive in Hannibal. | Photo courtesy of Hannibal Parks and Recreation

HANNIBAL, Mo. — A pin oak tree at the home of Joe and Sharon Welch at 601 Country Club Drive has been selected as Tree of the Month for May.

The Tree Board established a Tree of the Month Award to celebrate Hannibal’s urban forest and its stewards. The Tree Board’s mission is to encourage and inspire by example proper planting and tree care in Hannibal. The city of Hannibal is celebrating this year the designation of Tree City USA for 25 years in recognition of its commitment to urban and community forestry programs.

According to Tree Board guidelines, the tree must be:

  • residential and visible from the street;
  • distinctive with good form;
  • well-cared for;
  • and properly pruned with no dead limbs.

Nominations may be made to the Tree Board by contacting Tree Board president Kristy Trevathan at  Kristy.trevathan@prestigerealty.net.

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