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