Merriam residents – get a free tree!
The City of Merriam is partnering with Heartland Tree Alliance, a program through Bridging The Gap, to plant 85 new trees throughout the City in 2023.
Trees and planting are free for you! They must be planted in the front yard (or you can choose the side yard if you live on a corner lot). Residents may choose from a selection of ornamental or shade trees. Options are first come, first served, and limited to one tree per home.
Learn more about the program, then sign up for a tree through the Heartland Tree Alliance website.
Learn More and Submit Tree Request
Work with the Heartland Tree Alliance foresters to find where your tree will thrive in your front yard.
Participating in this program means agreeing to water and care for your tree. Heartland Tree Alliance will provide education on tree care and support if problems arise. They'll visit your tree quarterly for one year after planting to ensure it's healthy.
Trees have many environmental, social, and economic benefits:
To view more benefits, check out the Tree Benefits infographic by the Heartland Tree Alliance
Merriam Public Works
Bridging the Gap
Heartland Tree Alliance
Thursday, August 31
Merriam Community Center
Learn about the benefits provided to our environment by native trees, and get tips on how to help your trees thrive!
Heartland Tree Alliance is offering an educational series training participants in environmental awareness and basic arboricultural principles. Through twelve hours of classroom time and six hours of outdoor training, participants learn about tree identification, site suitability, proper planting techniques, after planting care and pruning. Upon completion of the course Tree Keepers are equipped with the knowledge and skills to lead tree planting, pruning, and maintenance projects in our communities.
The course will begin on Sept. 7 at Merriam City Hall.