Tree Board selects bald cypress as June Tree of the Month

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A bald cypress at the home of Sally Bouyea, 3890 Highway MM, has been selected as Tree of the Month for June. | Photo courtesy of The Tree Board

HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Tree of the Month for June is a bald cypress at 3890 Highway MM at the home of Sally Bouyea.

This stately conifer turns rich brown in the fall, loses its needles in the winter and grows a new set in the spring. The tree was medium-sized when the Bouyeas moved to the house more than 60 years ago.

The Tree Board established a Tree of the Month Award to celebrate Hannibal’s beautiful urban forest and its stewards. The Tree Board’s mission is to encourage and inspire by example proper planting and tree care in Hannibal. This year, the city of Hannibal is celebrating 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, have good form, be well-cared for and properly pruned with no dead limbs.

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

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